Fordham Law

Fordham Law to Present Conference on Mortgage Crisis Aftermath

May 30, 2013

Fordham Law School’s Coalition for Debtor Education will present The Mortgage Crisis – Five Years Later on Monday, June 3 at Fordham Law School in New York City. The conference will examine what has changed since the sub-prime crisis caused economic mayhem five years ago. Following the panel discussions, Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at The New York Times, will be presented with the Coalition for Debtor Education’s 2013 Friend of the Consumer Award.
A distinguished group of panelists will discuss the ongoing effort to combat the mortgage crisis and the ethics of sub-prime lending. Panelists include: Aditi Bagchi, Professor at Fordham Law School; Susan Block-Lieb, Professor at Fordham Law School; Adam H. Cohen, Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Office of the Attorney General; Bruce A. Green, Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School; Barbara Kent, President of the Coalition for Debtor Education; Edward B. Kramer; Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services; Harvey Levine, practicing attorney in the State of New Jersey; Elizabeth M. Lynch, staff attorney in the Foreclosure Prevention Project at MFY Legal Services, Inc.; Elizabeth Maresca, Professor at Fordham Law School; David Reiss, Professor at Brooklyn Law School; Jessica Yager, Policy Director at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University; and Josh Zinner, co-Director at NEDAP.      
Morgenson, who has covered the world financial markets for The New York Times since 1998, will be interviewed by the Coalition for Debtor Education, and recognized for her dedication to incisive reporting and to transparency, fairness and honesty in the financial system.
A cocktail reception will follow.
The event is open to the public. A conference donation of $50 per person is suggested. CLE credit is available.