COVID-19: Keep Calm & Prepare for the Legal Challenges Ahead

Legal & Regulatory Compliance

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a profound and lasting impact on the financial services industry. In this webinar, we will examine some of the unique litigation and compliance risks arising from COVID-19. While the full impact of the pandemic is still unknown, there is no doubt it will affect the financial services industry, including banks and their customers for years to come. In order for banks to minimize risk to themselves and their customers, it is critical to keep current on responses to the pandemic by plaintiffs’ attorneys and lawmakers.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify specific litigation trends and developments in the law to help attendees manage risk.
  • Learn about novel legal theories being advanced against banksby plaintiffs’ attorneys including “first come first serve” and “agent fee” claims relating to PPP loans under the CARES Act.
  • Examine the response by lawmakers to the COVID-19 pandemic, including California AB 2501.


Mark Wraight
Severson & Werson

Mark is the chair of the firm’s financial services practice group and a member of the firm’s management team. Mark is an experienced trial attorney with expertise representing large institutional clients and emerging technology-focused companies in the financial services space. Mark specializes in resolving disputes arising under Divisions 3, 4, and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Reg E), Expedited Funds Availability Act (Reg CC), Bank Secrecy Act, FCRA, RFDCPA, FDCPA, RESPA (Reg X), TILA (Reg Z), and UDA(A)P Claims.

Elizabeth Farrell
Litigation Associate
Severson & Werson

Elizabeth is a member of the financial services litigation practice group. Liz’s practice focuses on the defense of national banks against complaints involving lender liability, Divisions 3, 4 and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code, and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Reg E). Liz has experience handling matters from trial through appeal.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $0 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $0 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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