ACC Docket’s Day In The Life – Debbie Hoffman

ACC Docket

Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman has been profiled in ACC Docket’s “Day in the Life” section, which sheds some light on the CLO’s whopping 17-hour days! The ACC Docket, the monthly magazine for the Association of Corporate Counsel features a an hour-by-hour Day in the Life feature of a leading General Counsel or equivalent in each issue.

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Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature

Coindesk

Leo Loomie, Senior Vice President, Client Services at Digital Risk LLC, was recently published in Coindesk’s article titled “Blockchain for Mortgages: Compelling, But Premature?” regarding the imperative need of Blockchain in the Mortgage industry for the efficiencies and data integrity that it promises.

The huge size and vast amount of data within the mortgage industry demand for Blockchain technology. Loomie says “These are high-dollar transactions that are very painful. And anytime you can remove friction from the process is where you’re going to get traction.” clearly indicating his optimism about the technology and its potential.
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Digital Risk Featured in MBA’s mPower Article

Digital Risk Featured in MBA’s mPower Article

MBA Insights

If you haven’t heard of Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) platform mPower yet, you soon will. MBA Promoting Opportunities for Women to Extend their Reach (mPower) was featured in a recent MBA Insights article that covered the importance of women networking programs within the real estate finance industry. As a strong supporter of women in leadership and MBA’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, Digital Risk was also featured in the article.

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Digital Risk featured in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. RMBS Third-Party Review Update

Digital Risk featured in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. RMBS Third-Party Review Update

The MReport

Digital Risk has been included in Fitch Ratings’ Inaugural U.S. RMBS Third-Party Review Update among the 12 “acceptable” third-party reviewers. This MReport article “Third-Party RMBS Reviewers Pass the Test” covers the findings in the report, which was released on December 19.

According to the article,  Fitch’s report on 11 independent third-party reviewers found “strong” due diligence on recently-originated loans contained in securities. Additionally, Fitch found that loans that were originated post-crisis to be “exceptional,” and that re-performing loans that were originated pre-crisis to contain more material issues.

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Digital Risk’s Jeffrey Taylor named Judging Committee Chair for the 2017 Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service announced their 2017 Final Judging Committee Chairs yesterday, featuring Digital Risk’s Co-Founder & Managing Partner Jeffrey Taylor as Chair for the Sales Team and Sales Distinction categories. Jeff joins seven executives that have been appointed to head the final judging committees that will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie award winners for the 2017 awards program.

Winning a Gold Stevie for the Senior Sales Executive of the Year category at the 2016 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, Jeff is the perfect executive to lead this committee. In fact, Digital Risk has won six Stevie Awards within this particular awards program, and over 20 awards within all of the Stevie Awards programs.

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Debbie Hoffman Explains ‘Security At Our Fingertips’

Women’s Law Journal

In just five years, it is estimated that 30 billion devices, including tablets, smartphones and computers, will be affected by cyber-attacks. Accordingly, roughly 60 percent of security budgets will be diverted to rapid detection of and response to those attacks. In her article, “Security At Our Fingertips” Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman covers how companies can protect themselves from the growing issue of cyber security and data breaches.

Financial institutions have many forms of consumers’ personal information that hackers want to access, and organizations conducting business via the internet and the cloud are at risk of cyber-attacks. Throughout Debbie’s article, which was published in the National Association of Women Lawyers’ publication Women’s Law Journal, she explains which factors contribute to a data breach, how to mitigate this risk, and what to do should a breach occur.

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MBA Announces New Board of Directors

MBA Announces New Board of Directors

Mortgage Bankers Association

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced its 2017 Board of Directors and inducted new members of the board, including Digital Risk’s Co-Founder and Managing Director Jeffrey Taylor. The announcement and induction ceremony was held at MBA’s Annual Convention & Expo on October 23, 2016 in Boston.
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Debbie Hoffman on a New Generation of HMDA

Secondary Marketing Executive

Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman has been published in Secondary Marketing Executive Magazine regarding the effects of changes in HMDA on Mortgage Lenders. Her article, co-authored by Dr. Rick Roque of Michigan Mutual, is titled “A New Generation of HMDA” and explains the possibility of shifting a crisis to profit for the mortgage industry.

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