Mortgage Fraud: New Litigation Threats

Asserting and Defending Claims by FDIC and Other Federal and State Agencies

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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This CLE course will provide banking and financing counsel with a review of the latest trends and developments in mortgage fraud suits. The panel will discuss likely plaintiffs and targeted defendants, current and emerging theories of liability, key defenses, and red flags to detect or prevent mortgage fraud.


Mortgage fraud is emerging as a key basis for suits in the wake of the financial meltdown and will impact counsel overseeing actions for government agencies, borrowers, lenders and professional service providers alike.

Entities bringing these actions include state prosecutors and attorneys general, and federal agencies, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is aggressively seeking recovery for fraud in mortgages held by banks under its receivership.

Typical defendants include loan originators, appraisers, mortgage brokers, settlement agents, including title companies and attorneys, and borrowers. Banks and financial institutions are often defendants when it is evident they were active participants as opposed to unknowing victims.

Listen as our authoritative panel of financial services litigators discusses the trends in mortgage fraud litigation, theories of liability and key defenses, as well as red flags for detecting potential fraudulent schemes.



  1. Key plaintiffs and targeted defendants
  2. Theories of liability
  3. Defenses
  4. Red flags for detecting fraud


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are some common—and not so common —mortgage fraud trends and schemes?
  • What role are the banking regulatory agencies, particularly Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, playing in prosecuting mortgage fraud?
  • What are some key issues in defending a mortgage fraud suit?
  • What are critical red flags that indicate potential mortgage fraud?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Dennis S. Klein
Dennis S. Klein

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

He specializes in handling complex commercial litigation, including officer and director liability lawsuits; bank...  |  Read More

Andrew L. Sandler
Andrew L. Sandler

Chairman & Executive Partner
Buckley Sandler

Mr. Sandler's a recognized leader in financial services litigation, enforcement, regulatory and compliance. He...  |  Read More

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