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Michael J. Catalfimo Moderates Panel on Financial Regulatory Issues


Carter Conboy’s Michael J. Catalfimo will moderate the keynote session of ALFN + NARCA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2015. The ALFN (American Legal and Financial Network) and NARCA (National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys) hold a joint annual conference focused on regulatory issues facing the mortgage banking industry and legislative affairs.

Mr. Catalfimo’s keynote panel Real Issues/Real Talk will focus on three key topics related to financial regulatory issues: inter-regulatory relations; Congressional-Regulatory regulations; and, industry relations as perceived by both regulators and legislators. The panel is expected to discuss key legislative issues, OIG and CFPB, best practices for industry relations, and the current Congressional outlook.

Mr. Catalfimo’s panelists include:

  • Representative Nancy Johnson: Ms. Johnson is a Senior Advisor with Baker Donelson and former member of the United States House of Representatives, serving the State of Connecticut from 1983 to 2007.
  • Brian Montgomery: Mr. Montgomery is the Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, which he co-founded in 2009. From 2005 to mid-2009, Montgomery served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and FHA Commissioner.
  • Meg Burns: Ms. Burns is the Managing Director of The Collingwood Group which she joined in 2014. She previously served as the Senior Associate Director of the Office of Housing and Regulatory Policy at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

Michael J. Catalfimo is a Managing Director of Carter Conboy and serves as the Firm's Chief Operating Officer. He practices in the fields of creditors’ rights, business and property law, family law and general civil litigation. Mr. Catalfimo is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Business Litigation Practice Group of ALFA International (ALFA), and the American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN), where he serves as Chairman of the ALFN's Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Washington County Bar Association and the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District, a former adjunct professor of business law at Skidmore College, ‎and a frequent lecturer on topics related to creditors rights and real property law and litigation.

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