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Padgett Law Group Adds Jaqueline F. McNally, Esq. As Foreclosure Operations Leader, Expands Service Footprint
Padgett Law Group (PLG) today announced that Jaqueline F. McNally, Esq. has joined the firm as Supervising Attorney of Foreclosure Operations, a firm-wide leadership role. Ms. McNally will assume her role and footprint-wide responsibilities effective Monday, August 2, 2021. She previously managed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey operations of Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP; prior to that, she served as Chief Compliance Officer for Stern & Eisenberg, P.C., where she oversaw compliance matters across a 13-state footprint with nearly 50 attorneys under her purview. Ms. McNally has over a decade of experience in creditors’ rights and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Georgia, and the District of Columbia. She will be based out of the firm’s new Pennsylvania operations, which, along with New Jersey, are currently accepting non-GSE work; both states are expected to begin full operations and join the firm’s existing seven-state footprint of GSE-compliant operations by December 31, 2021.
“We are excited to welcome Jackie to PLG. Her multi-state licensure and active practice, plus her experience in managing operations and people across large footprints like PLG’s is exactly the depth of legal experience and breadth of management experience that clients come to PLG for and we’re confident that Jackie will quickly become an integral part of our leadership team,” said Chief Development Officer Robyn Padgett.
Other recent notable hires by PLG include the addition of Heather Griffiths, Esq. as Supervising Attorney – Florida; Hadi Seyed-Ali, Esq. as Senior Counsel – Legal and Advisory Oversight; and nearly 25 other supervisory, processing, and administrative roles across the firm as PLG executes on its post-pandemic readiness plan. To date, the firm has met 76% of its excess staff capacity goal to meet client and referral demand expected to increase beginning in Q3 21. For additional information on any recent PLG hires, the firm’s readiness plan, or to explore PLG’s national suite of creditors’ rights services, contact the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Padgett Web Summit, PANDIFFERENT, Wins Apex Communications Award of Excellence for COVID-19 Education
PANDIFFERENT, the Padgett Web Summit, was recognized today as part of the 2021 Apex Communications Awards. PANDIFFERENT won an Award of Excellence for COVID-19 Media in the Education & Training Category. The Apex Awards is an annual competition held by Communications Concepts, which has been conducting the Awards for 33 years.
PANDIFFERENT, launched in October 2020, is an online education event for clients and employees of Padgett Law Group (PLG). The format, unique to virtual summits in the industry, includes ten pre-recorded sessions featuring a mix of PLG leaders, clients, and industry guests, followed by a closing super session with select panelists from the day’s recordings rejoining for a live closing. Over 500 mortgage servicing professionals registered for and participated in PANDIFFERENT 2020. Topics covered major foreclosure, bankruptcy, and litigation trends and other topics important to PLG, including diversity, inclusion, and equity. Leaders from across the industry joined various panels, including senior executives from U.S. Bank, Community Loan Servicing, a360inc, Five Star Global, American Legal & Financial Network, and more.
“2020 required us to do everything differently and that included reimagining how we trained our staff clients, which traditionally was onsite and in small groups. The PANDIFFERENT concept allowed us to reach a much larger audience, cover more timely topics, and deliver an innovative product to PLG clients that no other firm in our industry can offer,” said Chief Development Officer Robyn Padgett.
PANDIFFERENT: The Padgett Web Summit returns October 1, 2021 and registration opens Thursday, July 15 at PadgettLawGroup.com. Registration is complimentary for employees of lenders, mortgage servicers, credit unions, banks, hedge funds, investors, other financial institutions, government agencies, and local, state, and federal housing authorities. All others may request an invitation by contacting email@example.com.
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