IQPC: Subprime and Structured Finance Litigation: Defense Strategies for the Growing Wave of Litigation
Matthew Long: Subprime Mortgage Origination and Securitization Process
Karl Snow: Updating on the Overall State of Litigation
Bates White Partner Matthew Long and Principal Karl Snow participated in the International Quality & Productivity Center’s (IQPC) conference “Subprime and Structured Finance Litigation: Defense Strategies for the Growing Wave of Litigation.”
Dr. Snow spoke during the opening session, “Updating on the Overall State of Litigation,” which covered an analysis of the consequences of the credit crisis and an evaluation of loan types and indices. In his presentation, “Subprime & Structured Finance Litigation: An Economic Overview,” Dr. Snow discussed how the problems that began in the subprime mortgage litigation have spilled over into other areas of the mortgage industry and the capital markets.
In addition, Dr. Snow and Mr. Long conducted a post-conference workshop, “Subprime Mortgage Origination and Securitization Process.” During this workshop, they explored the subprime mortgage origination market and explained its pricing structures, underwriting systems, and reps and warrants. They also discussed the securitization and re-securitization process, reviewing major features and drivers, economic and mark-to-model issues, and the roles and incentives of major industry players.