Speaking Engagement

2023 OLA Compliance University

Online Lenders Alliance

Washington, D.C.

Blank Rome partners Scott E. Wortman and R. Andrew Arculin and associate Paula M. Vigo Marqués will serve as panelists at the Online Lenders Alliance’s 2023 OLA Compliance University, being held July 18 and 19, 2023, in Washington, D.C.


Regular review of operational procedures as they relate to laws and regulations is essential to a compliance management program. This event will review new developments in the compliance world and provide best practices on how to manage and grow a successful compliance program.


Best Practices for Licensing in the Lending Industry
Tuesday, July 18  |  9:15–10:15 a.m.

Licensing in the lending industry is complex, confusing, and costly. This panel will review current best practices and strategies to simplify the process, prevent business disruption, and avoid costly fines. Panelist will outline how specific lending activities trigger license requirements, ways to avoid certain licenses using exemptions, and some regulator interpretations of the licensing requirements that sometimes do not necessarily align with existing state laws.


  • Francis L. Doorley, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Joseph Reilly, Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
  • Paula M. Vigo Marques, Associate, Blank Rome LLP

Collection Compliance Strategies and New Practices
Tuesday, July 18  |  10:30–11:30 a.m.

The collections marketplace is a major component of the credit ecosystem. How will evolving collections guidance and regulations impact your compliance? Get the latest updates and learn how to prepare your company for the changes.


  • Leah C. Dempsey, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Scott E. Wortman, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Compliance and Innovation—Unlikely Allies in Product Development
Tuesday, July 18  |  3:00–4:00 p.m.

Product development and innovation often feels hindered by compliance and regulatory burdens. Hear from a panel of compliance professionals as they examine strategies for harmonizing product development and compliance to maximize innovation and efficiency.


  • R. Andrew Arculin, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
  • Brad Norton, General Counsel, Speedwell Holdings, LLC

CLE credit may be available.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference webpage.