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Rip-offs, Retainers & Rescue
ttorneys and the Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Epidemic 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and its coalition partners in the Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network (LMSPN) have been tracking the foreclosure rescue fraud crisis since March 2010. As of early 2014, the national Loan Modification Scam Database, managed by the Lawyers’ Committee, has compiled over 40,000 complaints with total reported losses of over $90 million to homeowners.

A particularly troublesome trend is the increasing prevalence of legal services entities (real or not) and attorneys among the scam complaints gathered in the Lawyers’ Committee’s Database. The Lawyers’ Committee and its LMSPN partners invite you to an important town hall discussion about the impact of attorney involvement in foreclosure rescue options for distressed homeowners on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:00pm at the Lawyers’ Committee’s offices, located at 1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20005. This event is a follow up to the Lawyers’ Committee’s April 15, 2014 release of a comprehensive national report “Foreclosure Rescue, Inc.” 

The program will begin with welcoming remarks from Barbara R. Arnwine, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee, followed by statistics and trends from the Database by Michael Tanglis, Analyst in the Lawyers’ Committee’s Fair Housing and Community Development project.  The featured experts will provide perspectives on the issue of attorney involvement in the area of foreclosure rescue/modifications. A moderated discussion will follow, encouraging debate among the featured experts and audience participation. Please join us!

Confirmed Participants:

  • Barbara Arnwine – President and Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Brad Dwin – Deputy Director, Hope Now

  • Samantha Friedman – SVP, Product Development and Client Services, HopeLoanPort

  • Linda Mullenbach – Senior Special Counsel, LC

  • Leah Frazier – Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Financial Practices

  • Josh Fuhrman – SVP, Business Development, HPF

  • Diane Cipollone – Director of Training, National Fair Housing Alliance

  • Rutledge Simmons – Deputy General Counsel, Neighborworks America

  • Yolanda McGill – Manager, Loan Modification Scam Prevention Network, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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