Introducing: Alan J. Levith
Edcomm’s Chief Compliance Counsel
Alan J. Levith is the Chief Compliance Counsel for Edcomm Banker’s Academy, focusing on “cradle to grave” regulatory compliance matters related to the financial services industry, including servicing, originations, and loss mitigation issues for both banking and non-banking financial organizations. He brings to Banker’s Academy a wealth of experience and understanding of the issues presently facing the market, having previously served as counsel to public regulatory bodies and private financial companies.
Prior to joining Banker’s Academy, Mr. Levith devoted his 25-plus years of legal practice to modeling complex secured and unsecured consumer transactions, financial industry operational risk management programs, and loss mitigation strategies. He has most recently served as the National Compliance Counsel for LOGS Group, L.L.C. (one of the largest multi-state “end platform” law firms in the U.S.), building upon his significant expertise in financial industry regulatory law and compliance. Previously, he served as a Senior Litigation Counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC), and the AVP/Compliance Manager for a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB.
Throughout his in-house tenure with the FDIC, Mr. Levith’s particular grasp of the agency’s “special issues” was regularly sought to help define the range of its organizational authority under FIRREA. His subsequent private practice of law was centered upon regular appointments as FDIC’s outside defense counsel. During this period, Mr. Levith also sat as an adjunct professor of Business Law for Southeastern Louisiana University’s MBA program; and his proficiency in financial industry legal -matters, was recognized by the State, when he was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Louisiana International Trade Commission by then-Governor M.J. “Mike” Foster.
Mr. Levith received his B.A. from Tulane University, and his J.D. from Loyola University, both located in New Orleans, LA. He is a certified mediator and arbitrator, as well as a Notary Public. He is licensed to practice in both civil and common law jurisdictions, as well as numerous federal circuits throughout the U. S. Mr. Levith has spoken on numerous issues of recent concern in the ever-changing financial industry regulatory compliance field at various forums.