By Gary Hill,2014-05-14 02:20
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    7040 Avenida Encinas 104-190 ? Carlsbad, CA 92011 ? (W) 760-494-3050 ?


Highly accomplished attorney with more than 8 years of experience in mortgage banking, banking and credit union

    regulatory laws characterized by front-line positions as corporate compliance manager and chief legal counsel for a

    Fortune 100 Company and a $1 billion credit union with various line functions - banking services, mortgage lending,

    financial and tax planning, trust services, investments and insurance.


    ? Banking/Credit Union ? Regulatory Examinations

    ? Bankruptcy Administration ? Corporate Transactions

    ? Privacy Matters ? Foreclosure and Surplus Funds Laws

    ? Reconveyance Laws ? Internal Audit Coordination

    ? Mortgage Servicing ? Regulatory Compliance

    ? Strategic Business Planning ? Commercial & Residential Real Estate

    ? Copyrights/Trademarks ? Outside Counsel Management

    ? Eviction Laws ? Licensing & Vendor Agreements


    ARROWHEAD CENTRAL CREDIT UNION, San Bernardino, California (2005 2006)

    Vice President 1, Corporate Compliance Manager

    ? Provided legal advice to ACU and CUSOs on a variety of compliance/regulatory matters and in connection

    with new business lines or products

    ? Drafted and reviewed ACU’s service level agreements, loan participation agreements, and other contracts

    or legal documents as requested

    ? Managed ACU and CUSOs real property acquisitions and leases, including coordinated with commercial

    brokers and escrow/title companies on transactions, drafting and reviewing purchase and sale agreements,

    commercial leases and related documents, and resolving real property disputes.

    ? Developed a centralized process of managing vendor contracts including contract review and risk

    management assessment

    ? Developed, maintained, and administered a comprehensive Compliance program

    ? Developed corporate policies and procedures

    ? Developed an enterprise risk management program for all lines of business

    ? Reported on compliance risk areas and performance to Executive Management

    ? Maintained current understanding of applicable state and federal compliance laws, including GLBA, SB1,

    FCRA, FACT Act, and AML/BSA

    ? Maintained current understanding of regulatory approaches to compliance by the NCUA

    ? Provided analysis and advice on complex compliance/regulatory issues that affect ACU and the CUSOs

    ? Managed outside counsel, including coordinating with outside counsel on a variety of projects requiring

    legal opinions and assisting outside counsel on ACU/CUSO litigation

    ? Coordinated with federal examiners and auditors on compliance issues and assisting management in

    developing resolutions to exam or audit findings related to compliance.

    COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Moorpark, California (2002- 2005) First Vice President, Audit & Compliance

    ? Managed a bankruptcy administration operation responsible for representing CFC in bankruptcy and

    eviction cases in 6 states to ensure that Countrywide’s investors are adequately protected and the timely

    return of loans to active servicing in order to mitigate losses

    ? Ensured that necessary legal actions were taken so that Countrywide’s time frames were in accordance with

    FNMA, FHLMC, FHA, and HUD guidelines

    ? Expanded the bankruptcy operation by successfully boarding 2 new states

    ? Retained and administered 29 local counsel in 6 states who assisted our in-house counsel in court hearings

    ? Implemented departmental training for frontline level staff and retained paralegals to assist the attorneys

    ? Supervised 5 seasoned attorneys in bankruptcy and evictions, which included holding weekly

    calendar/issue meetings, preparing performance evaluations and handling salary administration

    ? Assisted with the design and implementation of new procedures to increase efficiency and quality,

    including systems enhancements

    ? Prepared and communicated at monthly Q&A meetings quality and production reports to senior


    ? Developed and adhered to business plans, budgets, and strategic plans for both the Bankruptcy

    Administration Department and the CTC Compliance Department

    ? Worked with the Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel of Countrywide Home Loans and external law firms

    on complex legal issues concerning Bankruptcy Administration and initiated the closure of Bankruptcy

    operations in order to avoid potential legal risk to the Company

    ? Dealt with and counseled employees on various human resource matters

    ? Worked directly with Bankruptcy Servicing, Foreclosure, and the Trustee Department to resolve problem


    ? Established and operated the CTC Compliance Department for the administration of a $12 million surplus

    proceeds portfolio in the States of California, Arizona, and Nevada

    ? Coordinated audits of surplus proceeds files handled by outside counsel in California, Arizona and Nevada

    to ensure compliance and administered surplus proceeds files to ensure compliance with California

    escheatment laws

    ? Ensured written policies and procedures were established for all CTC business entities and business

    practices were in compliance

    ? Coordinated Business Recovery Plans for each CTC business unit and ensured plans were tested for


    ? Researched Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, and ?23A and ?23B of the Federal Reserve Act

    to ensure company compliance

    ? Enhanced existing Compliance Program to include monitoring of regulatory compliance requirements

    imposed by the OCC

    ? Monitored CORAD for all CTC business entities and established criteria for auditing the business

    operations against the identified risks, and prepared for CHL auditors during the auditing process

    ? Established a mechanism to monitor Federal and State laws and regulations affecting the CTC business

    entities and worked together with Servicing Legal Department to disseminate compliance instructions to

    appropriate business managers

    ? Worked on wrongful foreclosure litigation files involving the Trustee and Compliance Department with the

    SVP, Assistant General Counsel for CFC

Greene, Broillet, Taylor, Wheeler & Panish, Santa Monica, California (1999-2001)


    ? Represented clients in the areas of business litigation, insurance bad faith, products liability, employment

    litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and breach of contract matters.



    J.D. May 1999; American Jurisprudence Award Recipient

    California Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 1995 to 1999

BAR ADMISSIONS: State Bar of California; November, 1999; Central District of California, November, 1999;

    Northern District of Illinois Federal Bar, May 2003


    Bachelor of Science in International Business with minors in Economics and Italian

    Graduation with Academic Honors, May 1995; Dean’s List Fall Semester 1994

    Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1991 to 1995


“A Primer on Surplus Funds Distribution: Knowledge is the Trustee’s Best Friend” – Speaker, California Trustee

    Association (June 4, 2003)

    OTHER LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: California Real Estate Broker

    FASTER Bronze and Silver Medalist

    CTA Foreclosure Specialist


    Fluent in Italian, working knowledge of French and Spanish

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