Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that Scott D. Samlin has joined the firm as partner in the Financial Services Practice Group, resident in the New York office.
Mr. Samlin will be leading the Consumer Financial Services and Bank Regulatory practice of the Financial Services Practice Group.
Mr. Samlin’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, corporations and other entities in mortgage banking issues. He regularly counsels clients on compliance with state and federal laws affecting mortgage lending and servicing activities, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Mr. Samlin is experienced in myriad consumer lending, servicing and mortgage compliance challenges.
“Scott has a deep substantive knowledge – we believe his expertise and unique background will bring invaluable assistance and assurance to our clients and the firm,” said John M. Ford, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
Henry Liu, partner and co-chair of Pepper’s Financial Services Practice Group, notes “Scott has an excellent reputation within the mortgage banking and financial services community. We are delighted with his arrival to Pepper.”
Prior to Pepper, Mr. Samlin was the former executive director and compliance counsel for the residential mortgage and lending businesses at Morgan Stanley, where he helped oversee the operations of Morgan’s whole loan trading desk and its affiliated mortgage loan servicer, Saxon. Before this, he was the executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for EMC Mortgage, Bear Stearns’s primary mortgage loan conduit and servicer. Mr. Samlin has additionally held several senior in-house positions at large corporations, including vice president and assistant general counsel at Superior Bank FSB; vice president, senior staff attorney and compliance officer at Carteret Federal Savings Bank; and assistant counsel at the New York State Banking Department.
Mr. Samlin is a nationally recognized speaker on banking, regulatory compliance, securitization and secondary market issues.
Mr. Samlin received his J.D. from New York Law School in 1985 and his B.A. in political science and government, and pre-law from Rutgers University–New Brunswick in 1982.