Bennet S. Koren: Lawyer with McGlinchey Stafford

Bennet S. Koren

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New Orleans,  LA  U.S.A.
Phone(504) 596-2732

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Trade Regulation
  • Banking Counsel
  • Consumer Financial Services Compliance
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation
  • E-Commerce and Internet Law
  • Foreclosure Law Crisis Team
  • White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
 
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 60643, New Orleans, LA, 70160-0643
 
University Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1974
 
Law SchoolWayne State University Law School, J.D., 1977
 
Admitted1977, Michigan; 1983, Louisiana
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association, Business Law Section; Banking Law Committee; Consumer Financial Services Committee; Chairman, Housing Finance Subcommittee (1994-1999)

•Conference on Personal Finance Law, Governing Law Committee

•Consumer Bankers Association, Lawyers Committee

•Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel

•Mortgage Bankers Association

 
Biography

Bennet Koren is head of the firm's consumer financial services practice. From 1996 to 1999, Bennet served on the Editorial Board of Business Law Today. He is currently listed as one of Woodward White's Best Lawyers in America and was recognized as one of the best lawyers in the field nationwide in Consumer Financial Services Regulation by Chambers USA.

Bennet is resident in the firm's New Orleans office. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing bank regulatory and consumer credit law and frequently speaks on bank regulations and compliance at local and national programs.

Honors
•Top Mortgate Compliance Lawyer, Mortgage Compliance Magazine, 2014
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer
Louisiana Super Lawyers Banking
The Best Lawyers in America Banking Law
Chambers USA National Financial Services Regulation (Consumer Finance Compliance)
•Top 10 National Consumer Financial Services Attorney, Chambers USA, 2007
•Selected in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in banking and finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell


Publication
2014 Transactions involving real estate and dwellings: High-Cost Mortgage Loans
Laura H. Brown, Bennet S. Koren, and Robert Savoie, Chapter 6.10 The Law of Truth in Lending, ed. Update of Truth in Lending by Ralph J. Rohner and Frederick H. Miller September 2014 Trends in Mortgage Licensing
Mortgage Compliance Magazine 2013 Federal and Municipal Developments Affecting Debt Collection, Foreclosure, Servicemember and FCRA Requirements
Laura Brown, Lauren Campisi, Gabriel Crowson, Laura Greco, Glenn Knirsch, Bennet Koren, Robert Savoie, David Thompson Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Volume 67, Nos. 3 & 4 July 2013 CFPB Targets Automotive Finance Program Directed to Military Borrowers in Latest Enforcement Action
The latest enforcement action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) focuses on the military allotment process, fees associated with this method of repayment and one of the agency's favorite topics - ancillary products. In its June 26, 2013 Consent Order, the CFPB found U.S. Bank violated the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) by failing to accurately disclose the finance charge, annual percentage rate, payment schedule and total of payments for Military Installment Loans and Educational Services (“MILES”) loans and retail installment contracts; violated Sections 1031 and 1036 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFP Act”) by failing to accurately disclose the finance charge, annual percentage rate, payment schedule and total of payments for MILES loans and retail installment contracts; deceptively marketing the prices for service contracts; and deceptively marketing the coverage of service contracts. Consumer Finance Update Related Services: Consumer Financial Services Compliance Updated Annually Since 2001 Six Volume Compliance Manuals on Regulatory Compliance for Community Banks
Summer 2007 Suitability and HOEPA
Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 61 No. 2 2001 Business Lawyer and Annual Survey on Consumer Services

Presentations
October 17, 2013 CFPB/FTC UDAAP Expansion

co-presented with Margaret Camp, Wolters-Kluwer Financial Services 12th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference
New Orleans, LA October 17, 2013 CFPB/DOJ Fair Lending Policy and Investigation Update
12th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference
New Orleans, LA October 16, 2013 Force-Placed Insurance Process - The RESPA Rules, Part II
12th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference
New Orleans, LA May 19-22, 2013 New CFPB Servicing Rule and Other Servicing Initiatives
Mortgage Banker's Association's Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2013
Boca Raton, FL October 20-21, 2011 Update on Robo Signing Investigations
10th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference
New Orleans, LA October 22, 2010 Litigation Update on Select RESPA Issues
9th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference,
New Orleans, Louisiana

News
August 28, 2014 38 McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015-Six Lawyers Named Lawyer of the Year
McGlinchey News Release
June 11, 2014 Chambers USA Ranks McGlinchey Stafford Among Top Law Firms for 2014
McGlinchey News Release
January 2, 2014 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine Recognizes Twenty-Six McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys
McGlinchey News Release
August 28, 2013 Eleven McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Named Top Rated Lawyers in Banking and Finance by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell
McGlinchey News Release
August 20, 2013 37 McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Listed as The Best Lawyers in America 2014
McGlinchey News Release
April 15, 2013 Seventeen McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Selected by Chambers USA for 2013
McGlinchey News Release
January 2, 2013 Twenty-seven McGlinchey Stafford Lawyers Recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers
McGlinchey News Release
August 31, 2012 37 McGlinchey Stafford Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America 2013
McGlinchey News Release
May 23, 2012 Chambers USA Names 15 McGlinchey Attorneys as Leading Lawyers for Business in 2012
McGlinchey News Release
December 27, 2011 Twenty-one McGlinchey Attorneys Selected as 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers

 
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CFPB Targets Automotive Finance Program Directed to Military Borrowers in Latest Enforcement Action
Lauren E. Campisi,Bennet S. Koren, January 9, 2014
The latest enforcement action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) focuses on the military allotment process, fees associated with this method of repayment and one of the agency’s favorite topics - ancillary products. In its June 26, 2013 Consent Order, the CFPB...


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Bennet S. Koren

12th Floor, 601 Poydras Street
New OrleansLA 70130




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