Leslie A. Sowers photoLeslie A. Sowers

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Finance - Regulatory Compliance
  • Mortgage Banking - Regulatory Compliance
  • Transactional and Corporate

Leslie Sowers is a Partner at Husch Blackwell, where she is a member of the Banking & Finance, Consumer Financial Services team. Leslie focuses on federal regulatory and compliance matters related to the financial services industry. Leslie advises financial institutions and mortgage companies on the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA), including the TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Rule and loan originator compensation requirements, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), as well as on fair lending, financial privacy, and other consumer finance regulatory matters. Leslie also assists companies in preparing for and successfully navigating supervisory examinations, develops compliance policies and procedures, counsels on the requirements of the CFPB, FHA, VA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and prepares complex regulatory analyses of matters pertaining to residential mortgage lending and servicing. Leslie is co-author of Consumer Protection and Mortgage Regulation under Dodd-Frank, published by Thompson Reuters, the MBA Compliance Essentials Ability to Repay (ATR) and Qualified Mortgage (QM) Resource Guide, and the MBA Compliance Essentials Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Resource Guide.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association

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