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Get Engaged in the Shaping of the Title Industry

2010 ALTA Federal Conference and Lobby Day

One-day passes can be obtained to attend the largest gathering ever for ALTA's Federal Conference and Lobby Day. You will hear from key government officials, regulators and experts on several issues and legislation that your business will face in 2010. You may purchase your one-day pass at the registration desk at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C., and be among the record attendance.

Take a look at who will be speaking March 2 during five informative sessions:

Congressional Briefing
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
Congress has a number of pending legislative items that could affect the land title industry, including the possible creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (HR 4173 and HR 3126), which would have regulatory authority over title agents and underwriters. Come to this session for first-hand insights into Congressional plans to aid economic recovery, especially in real estate markets in addition to reform regulation of financial activities.

NAIC State Regulators Briefing
Joe Bieniek, Senior Regulatory Services Advisor, NAIC
Paula Sisneros, Director of Compliance and Investigations, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Dudley Ewen, Chief Market Conduct Examiner, Maryland Insurance Department
Insurance regulators will discuss the NAIC Title Insurance Issues Task Force Work Plan for 2010 and how the title industry could be affected by new regulation. The presentation will offer an opportunity for dialogue between the presenters and the participants on challenges and opportunities of such a plan as well as greater understanding of the operations of title companies and interests of the title industry and regulators to protect consumers.

What's the Future of FHA Volume?
David Stevens, Assistant Secretary of Housing & FHA Commissioner
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Before the market meltdown, subprime lenders accounted for nearly 40 percent of all residential lending. Now, the FHA has filled that void. Is this a level that can be maintained? Or will production be curbed? The FHA Commissioner will offer his perspective on the mortgage market and the role the FHA will play in continuing the economic recovery.

RESPA Dialogue with HUD Officials
Ivy Jackson, Director of the Office of RESPA and Interstate Land Sales, HUD
Barton Shapiro, Deputy Director, RESPA and Interstate Land Sales, HUD
Laura Turner Gipe, Compliance Specialist, HUD
HUD officials will discuss the new RESPA rule which took effect on January 1, 2010. The panel will address issues and solutions discovered during implementation, including discussion of the new Good Faith Estimate and HUD-1 Settlement Statement. If you have questions and concerns about the new forms, you won't want to miss this dialogue.

White House Briefing
Old Executive Office Building, the White House
Elizabeth Vale, Executive Director, White House Business Council
Peter Swire, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council
Two of President Obama's key advisors will discuss the Administration's agenda for financial regulatory reform in 2010. Topics include regulation of banking, insurance and financial services, economic stimulus, foreclosure prevention, government support of mortgage lending through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Will title insurance become regulated by the federal government under the CFPA? How will the CFPA interact with state insurance regulators?

Due to the security required to attend the White House briefing, late registrants will not be able to attend this portion of the conference.

Click here for a schedule of events for ALTA's 2010 Federal Conference.


Additional Information
For additional information, please contact the Meetings Department by e-mail at meetings@alta.org or by phone at 202-261-2942.

 

Denotes Credits Approved

California

 

3

Illinois

 

3

Kansas

3

 

Maryland

3

 

New York

 

3.5

Ohio

3

 

Pennsylvania

3

3.5

Tennessee

3

 

Texas

3

3

Utah

3

 

Virginia

3

 

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