Ari Karen


Offit | Kurman

Ari Karen, an attorney at Offit Kurman, has counseled several mortgage banks and financial services firms on the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to allowing institutions to remain compliant with wage hour laws. He counsels clients in proactive and practical means of compliance with technical wage-hour laws and other labor and employment regulations. His litigation expertise includes unfair competition, fiduciary breach, partnership disputes, worker misclassification and minimum wage and overtime claims in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has spoken at several industry conferences.

Recent Stories From this Author

More Whistleblower Cases against Lenders Ahead?
September 22, 2014 The U.S. Attorney General seeks to lift a cap on whistleblower incentives that encourage a practice increasingly used in...

Consumer Mortgage Data Breaches Do Not Just Exist in Cyberspace
September 15, 2014 Another important concern when it comes to the safety of borrowers' home loan information is physical location. There have...

Here Come the Redlining Investigations
September 8, 2014 Allegations lenders failed to lend in certain geographic areas that are racially or ethnically diverse are mounting.

Why Predictable Compliance Infrastructure Is Key
September 2, 2014 Such a system will not erase past violations, but it can help convince a regulator that a lender is invested in doing business...

Auto Case Shows CFPB Will Fine Lenders for Not Protecting Borrowers
August 25, 2014 The latest action against an auto lender underscores the CFPB's expectation that lenders will affirmatively act to protect...

How Compliance Violations Become Conspiracies
August 18, 2014 One thing lenders often overlook is the manner in which potentially isolated compliance problems can in retrospect be weaved...

Looking at Mini-Correspondents Differently
August 11, 2014 The overall message that mini-correspondents were intended as transitions, not permanent business models means that the...

QM Realities and the NonQM Opportunity
August 6, 2014 With the dust settling on the ATR Rules, lenders are increasingly looking into the possibility of NonQM lending. During...

A Few Things We've Learned About the CFPB in the Last Three Years
August 4, 2014 Unlike other regulatory agencies that in many cases looked at form over substance, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

Pay Attention to the HMDA Proposals
July 28, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau requests data that if used too zealously could cause a massive restriction in the...

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