Experts Discuss Subprime Crisis and How to Fix the Mess

Experts Discuss Subprime Crisis and How to Fix the Mess
Oct. 30 Event at Columbia Law School
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James O’Neill 212-854-1584  Cell: 646-596-2935
October 23, 2007 (NEW YORK) – The sub-prime lending crisis has put millions of Americans in danger of losing their homes, disquieted investors, and roiled markets worldwide. State and local officials including attorneys general, banking commissioners, and city legal services are working with federal regulators, the banking industry, the investment community and non-profit consumer advocates to find solutions.
The National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School has assembled a panel of experts to meet October 30, 2007 and discuss why the foreclosure crisis has occurred, current efforts to mitigate the issue, and thoughts on the future.
WHAT: The Home Foreclosure Crisis: Why Americans Are in Danger of Losing Their Homes and What’s Being Done to Fix It
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 6:15 p.m. EST
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, 435 West 116th Street, Manhattan, New York. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKERS: Moderator is James Tierney, director of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School and former attorney general of Maine. Panelists include Jane Azia, Director of Consumer Protection, New York State Banking Department; Margaret Becker, Predatory Lending and Foreclosure Prevention Project, Staten Island, New York Legal Services; Ronald Mann, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and expert in real estate transaction law; Tam Ormiston, Chief Deputy Attorney General of Iowa.
For more information about the issue and the panel, please visit the Predatory Lending page of the National Attorneys General Program at
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