Ms. Weissgold is a member of Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group and a co-leader of the Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance team. She advises financial institutions and financial service providers on issues relating to mortgage lending and mortgage servicing, valuation, and other consumer lending issues as part of her national regulatory compliance practice.This includes: (i) counseling clients on compliance with state and federal laws that regulate consumer financial products and services, (ii) working with state regulators to obtain approvals, licenses or regulatory guidance, (iii) assisting in developing compliance programs, (iv) defending administrative enforcement actions (including state government audits, single or multi-state examinations, and investigations) and assisting in litigation involving regulatory compliance issues, and (iv) representing bank and non-bank lenders and appraisal management companies on valuation issues (including, for example, compliance with appraisal independence requirements under TILA, Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines, FIRREA, AIR, ECOA, state AMC, appraisal and real estate broker laws).Nanci is a frequent speaker and presenter at legal and industry conferences and webinars, and has published numerous articles on mortgage banking, valuation and consumer finance related topics. She served as articles editor of the Administrative Law Journal at American University. She is a member of the Governing Committee of the� Conference on Consumer Finance Law and a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.� Nanci is the primary author of the MBA Compliance Essentials CFPB’s Mortgage Servicing Resource Guide (Jan. 13, 2014).� She is peer rated in the Martindale-Hubbell� directory as AV� Preeminent, the highest level of professional excellence.��
While mortgage servicers are prohibited from early compliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's final servicing rule, there are a few steps they can take now ahead of the rule's effective date.