|University ||University of Akron, B.A., cum laude, 1988|
|Law School||Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1991|
|Admitted||1991, Ohio; 1992, U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio)|
Attorney, blogger, podcast producer and nationally-recognized speaker, Rob Rutkowski is a Managing Partner in Consumer Collections, focused on the Credit Union Practice Group of WWR. Through his work at WWR, Rob advises credit unions on compliance, contract negotiation and employment law as well as a vast array of collection and legal issues. Rob is a well-known lecturer nationwide on topics such as marketing and lending compliance, director and officer liability, disaster recovery, identity theft, credit union accounts and a variety of laws impacting credit unions, such as the Bank Secrecy Act. He is a regular speaker at credit union leagues across the United States and has served as a speaker for CUNA, NAFCU and CUES.
A former member of the Board of Directors for the Lake County Educational Federal Credit Union, Rob remains very involved with the legal issues that matter to the credit union movement. He is the Producer and Co-host of the monthly Current Issues in Credit Unions podcast (www.ciicu.com) and the author of That Credit Union Blog (www.thatcreditunionblog.com), which is dedicated to covering timely credit union legal news. He has been published in Credit Union Magazine, Credit Union Management Magazine, The Safety & Soundness Report, the Cleveland Bar Journal and The National List. Rob serves as Co-Chair of the Eletronic Transactions Subcommittee of the Credit Union Committee of the American Bar Association.
Rob earned his B.A. cum laude from the University of Akron in 1988 and his J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1991. A member of the American and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, he is licensed in Ohio and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio).
Credit Union Practice Group
American Bar Association (Co-Chair of Electronic Transactions Subcommittee of the Credit Union Committee)
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Certifications & Appointments:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney
Awards & Recognitions:
Ohio Rising Stars List (2005, 2006)
Credit Union Magazine
Credit Union Management Magazine
The Safety & Soundness Report
The Cleveland Bar Journal
The National List
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Ohio's Legacy Trusts: Hide Your Assets in the Buckeye State
Robert W. Rutkowski, May 28, 2013
Ohio did it. A year or so ago, one of our compliance lawyers gave me an article describing how Ohio's legislature was looking to make Ohio like the Cayman Islands. Effective March 27th of this year, Ohioans can create their own legacy trusts including spendthrift trusts. Oh, you say? So what does...
Should Credit Union Directors Look at SARs?
Robert W. Rutkowski, February 12, 2013
Suspicious Activity Reports are unique documents among all the paperwork that a credit union must process. No other document comes to mind that has the protections and ability to affect other laws than the SAR. Few other documents carry the heavy civil and criminal penalties that the SAR does if...
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