Stevens & Lee Attorneys Serve as Panelists at International Institute for Business Information and Growth’s Education Finance and Loan Symposium

READING and VALLEY FORGE, PA, June 8, 2016 – Stevens & Lee Shareholders Kenneth R. Dugan and Paul H. Schieber served as panelists at the International Institute for Business Information and Growth’s Education Finance and Loan Symposium held May 19-20, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Mr. Dugan was part of a panel, “Student Loan Portfolios: Valuation and Securitization Trends.” The panel covered trends in consolidation and tuition loan securitization and how a lack of data plagues new issuers.

Mr. Schieber was a panelist for a legal and regulatory roundtable. The panel provided a Consumer Finance Protection Bureau update on historical and new investigations; an update on federal and state regulation on licensing, originating and collecting student loans; a look at the status of the Higher Education Act Reauthorization; and the legislative impact on debt buying and debt collecting activities.

Mr. Dugan is Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Structured Finance Group. He concentrates his practice in structured finance, asset securitization, complex financial transactions and the trading of loans and other financial assets. He is also involved in the purchase and sale of servicing rights portfolios and acquisitions, sales and restructuring of specialty finance companies. Mr. Dugan represents originators, buyers, sellers, investment bankers, servicers and trustees, and other intermediaries in structured finance transactions, securitizations and trades involving loans, leases and other financial assets.

He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Schieber concentrates his practice in the area of consumer financial services and retail banking. He represents banks, thrift institutions, credit unions, mortgage companies, loan servicers, finance companies, secondary market investors, real estate and title insurance companies, and other financial services providers and investors.

Mr. Schieber presents regularly to national financial services and related service provider organizations, including the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, American Bankers Association, Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Real Estate Settlement Providers Council (RESPRO), October Research and the American Conference Institute.

Mr. Schieber is widely published on finance issues and is the co-author of The Lender’s Guide to Consumer Compliance and Anti-Discrimination Laws, co-author of Pratt’s State Regulation of Second Mortgages and Home Equity Loans and is the original author of the Allregs© State Law Compliance Module. Mr. Schieber has authored over 30 articles for both industry and legal publications. He is quoted regularly in trade publications.

In 2016, Mr. Schieber was inducted into the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Since 2009, Mr. Schieber has been recognized as one of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Pennsylvania by international legal research publisher Chambers & Partners, an honor based on an intensive research process incorporating client feedback.

He received a J.D. from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a B.A. from Columbia University and a B.H.L. from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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