Scott D. Samlin is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group and leader of the Consumer Financial Services and Bank Regulatory Practice of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in New York.
Mr. Samlin’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions, corporations and other entities in mortgage banking and consumer financial services 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.
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 and securitization/secondary market issues.