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Lenders have always been faced with significant dilemmas when it comes to borrowers that fail to make payments. The severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy further intensified this existing difficulty as waves of loan defaults hit creditors. Although it would be reasonable for lenders to proactively mitigate potential risks of loss, any efforts to engage with their borrowers should be done with prudence so as not to expose themselves to lender liability claims.

In recent years, many borrowers have used lender lawsuits during workout discussions, and they are becoming more assertive in leveraging these claims. With the present economic condition and pandemic implications, lenders should be very careful when making loan portfolio decisions now more than ever to ensure that their actions are consistent with safe and sound practices.

Join our select panel of key thought leaders for a discussion of the most common issues in lender liability claims, and how conflicts arise during the life of a loan. The speakers will also explore practical steps to improve loan administration and enforcement, thereby avoiding unnecessary lender lawsuits.

Key topics include:

  • Lender Liability Claims – Notable Court Decisions
  • Recent Enforcement Trends and Their Implications
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Best Practices for Risk Management
  • The Future of Lender Liability Litigation


Course Level:


Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast; Group-Internet Based


General knowledge of lender liability law

Course Code:


NASBA Field of Study:

Finance – Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:

Speaker Panel:

Michael R. O’Donnell, Partner
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

MICHAEL R. O’DONNELL is a Co-Managing Partner of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP. He provides a range of commercial litigation services to clients, particularly financial institutions, title insurance companies and reinsurers. His work includes real estate and title disputes and related legal malpractice claims, lender liability and the work-out of problem loans, commercial lending, sophisticated judgment collections, fraud and fraudulent transfer claims, title disputes, reinsurance collections, oppressed shareholder claims, RICO claims and D&O and fidelity bond issues. Mike has defended title underwriters and agents and financial institutions in class actions ranging from claims of overcharges on settlement services to violations of the Expedited Funds Availability Act. He is the Past Chair of the District XB Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey.

Isabelle Ord, Partner
DLA Piper

Isabelle Ord is a trial lawyer who resolves complex and high-stakes disputes for national and international businesses and financial institutions. She is the co-chair of DLA Piper’s Class Action Litigation practice.

Her experience includes defending class actions and other complex business disputes involving unfair competition (B&PC 17200), false advertising (B&PC 17500), the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Civil Code 1750), fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, Ponzi scheme and investment fraud, and lender liability. She also prosecutes claims for financial institutions and businesses, including credit recovery, loan participation and fraud claims.

Isabelle was the 2013 president of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and 2012 chair of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section Financial Institutions Committee.

She is a former Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and a paratrooper.


Michael R. O’DonnellPartner

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Isabelle Ord, Partner

DLA Piper

Thomas F. Turner, Senior Special Assets Officer – Los Angeles

Torrey Pines Bank, a Division OF Western Alliance Bank

Date & Time:

Friday, October 22, 2021

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

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Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Credit Officers
  • Chief Lending Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Loan Workout Officers
  • Lawyers in Banking and Finance
  • General Counsel
  • Executive Directors
  • Bank and Financial Institution Executives


Michael R. O’DonnellPartner
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Isabelle OrdPartner
DLA Piper



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