Fredric J. Gooch
General Counsel, VP Compliance
Fred Gooch is General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance for DocuTech Corporation. DocuTech is a provider of documentation technology and compliance services for the mortgage industry. Fred manages the legal and compliance department for DocuTech, which ensures its products and substantial document library comply with all federal, state, local, agency and investor regulatory requirements. For the past eight years, he has focused his practice on helping mortgage lenders manage their strenuous regulatory burdens through the use of technology. He also manages a law practice that specializes in the preparation of documents for Texas mortgage lenders.
Fred is an active participant in mortgage industry advocacy and commentary; he participates on MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee and has focused his recent efforts on the RESPA/TILA workgroup. He frequently publishes articles in industry publications and on the DocuTech compliance website.
He received his B.A. in Economics from Utah State University and his J.D. from the University Of Idaho College Of Law. Fred is a member of the state bars of Idaho and Texas.
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