ROGER FENDELMAN is a founding member of the financial services law firm Garris Horn and is CEO of national mortgage compliance services provider Firstline Compliance. He is a veteran regulatory compliance expert and mortgage technology pioneer, providing expert guidance to mortgage lenders and technology vendors for over 20 years.
Roger counsels mortgage originators and technology providers on a variety of compliance matters including CFPB rulemaking, TILA, HOEPA, QM, RESPA, HMDA, fair lending, state consumer protection laws, compliance management systems and information security. In addition, Roger produces Compliance Insiders, a weekly podcast series dedicated to mortgage compliance issues.
Roger previously served as operations counsel for First American Mortgage Solutions and as the executive compliance leader of Interthinx. He was the creative force and legal mind behind PredProtect, a cloud-based mortgage regulatory solution.
Under Roger’s leadership, PredProtect (which earned a 2014 HousingWire Compliance All-Star award) became an industry standard for compliance, processing one million loans each year for 250 banks, lenders and investors. Prior to Interthinx, Roger served in compliance and operational roles at Nexstar and CitiMortgage.
Recognized for his expertise in mortgage regulatory compliance and technology, Roger is a regular panelist at industry conferences, has led countless industry seminars and has authored dozens of articles. He’s an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, serving on the MBA’s Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance and QC/Fraud committees, and previously contributed as an MBA School of Mortgage Banking real property law trainer.
Admitted in DC, Missouri and New Jersey.