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

Three Regulators Are Scarier than One
August 20, 2015 The only thing more ominous than a CFPB investigation is when the FDIC and OCC join in on the action.

Here's One Thing the CFPB Gets Right
August 11, 2015 There are many concerning aspects of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's enforcement methods. But when it comes to...

Ambiguities Remain Around MSAs
August 3, 2015 Regardless of recent activity, marketing services agreements can be legal if lenders find the proper formula to follow.

Does Nova Audit Sound the Death Knell for Bond Loan Programs?
July 30, 2015 The Department of Housing and Urban Development found recently that a Federal Housing Administration down payment assistance...

JPMorgan Enforcement Action Solidifies CFPB Negligence Standard
July 14, 2015 The "deceptive" in Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices includes negligence, as demonstrated by a recent Consumer...

How Disparate Impact Ruling Affects Lenders' Daily Operations
July 6, 2015 The Supreme Court's recent ruling that the disparate impact theory of liability can be applied to the Fair Housing Act means...

CFPB Strong-Arms Statute Of Limitation, Referrals
July 2, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's reach beyond RESPA's statute of limitations and subjective lens on marketing...

Argument Against LO Comp Law Misses the Point
June 23, 2015 A recent critique of the CFPB's enforcement action against an alleged loan officer point bank run by RPM Mortgage perpetuates...

With Slush Fund Crackdown, CFPB Gets Serious on Loan Officer Comp
June 10, 2015 Two recent settlements show how far the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is willing to go to pursue lenders it believes...

The Fair-Lending Risks of Unmonitored TPO Pricing Discretion
June 3, 2015 Recent regulatory action against a California lender is a lesson for lenders with substandard monitoring of broker fees.

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