Event Info

December 12th

9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

7 hours

$449.00 (late registration price)

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Program Overview

The Legal Symposium is a one-day event offering the latest legal and regulatory based content and updates relevant to credit unions. This symposium will fulfill continuing legal education requirements for both Oregon and Washington attorneys. Registration includes lunch. This event is currently seeking approval for approved for 5.25 General CLE credits by WSBA, and 5.5 General CLE credits by OSBA. 

This year’s Legal Symposium will include the latest legal updates, overviews of cases impacting credit unions, important cyber-security discussions, and hot topics that are impacting credit unions.

Kalin Bornemann will join us to discuss contract law and how to negotiate better contracts, and we’ll also hear from the NCUA’s Associate General Counsel, Kevin Tuininga on the potential subordinated debt for Risk Based Capital regulation that could be proposed at the NCUA board meeting taking place the same day. You can also expect a discussion on the remaining capital from the conservation of corporate credit unions and how that capital may be distributed over the next 18 months.

Program Agenda

Program AgendaThursday, Dec. 12, 2019
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. PST
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. MST
9:00 - 9:05 a.m. PST
10:00 - 10:05 a.m. MST
John Trull, VP Regulatory Advocacy, NWCUA
9:05 - 10:00 a.m. PST
10:05 - 11:00 a.m. MST
Regulatory Panel
Jennifer Batten, Field Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Amy Hunter, Director of Credit Unions, Washington Division of Credit Unions
Mary Hughes, Acting Director, Idaho Department of Finance
Janet Powell, CU Program Manager, Division of Financial Regulation
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. MST
Cannabanking - What to Consider
Brian Knight, NASCUS
11:00 - 11:10 a.m. PST
12:00 - 12:10 p.m. MST
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
12:10 - 1:00 p.m. MST
Regulatory Developments
Kevin Tuininga, Associate General Counsel, NCUA
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PST
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. MST
*Included in your registration
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. PST
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. MST
Cyber Security
Brad Frazer, Partner, Hawley Troxell, Attorneys and Counselors
1:15 - 2:25 p.m. PST
2:15 - 3:25 p.m. MST
Legal Update
Hal Scoggins, Shareholder, Farleigh Wada Witt
2:25 - 2:35 p.m. PST
3:25- 3:35 p.m. MST
2:35 - 3:45 p.m. PST
3:35 - 4:45 p.m. MST
Next Level Vendor Contracting
Kalin Bornemann, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. PST
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. MST
Program Concludes, Thank you
Will Hall, Director of Legal Advocacy, NWCUA

About the Presenters

Jenn Batten
Field Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jenn Batten is a Supervisory Examiner/Field Manager at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  She works in the CFPB’s West Region.

Prior to the CFPB, Batten worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a Financial Analyst, and at the National Credit Union Administration as an Examiner.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business and Administration.

Batten calls Portland, Oregon home. She enjoys being outdoors in the Pacific Northwest’s beauty and does not mind the rain.

Kalin Bornemann
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Kalin Bornemann is an attorney in the Seattle office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn and member of the firm’s financial institutions team. Kalin advises banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions of all sizes throughout the western United States. He assists clients on federal and state banking matters, including regulatory compliance, operations, vendor contracts, corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Kalin also has a strong relationship the firm’s business team and regularly advises clients on operations and significant transactions, including negotiating and drafting complex documents that accompany those matters.

Brad Frazer
Partner, Hawley Troxell, Attorneys and Counselors 

 Boise, Idaho native Brad Frazer has been Deputy General Counsel to several high-tech internet and computer companies, where his practice areas included cybersecurity, internet law, trademarks, copyrights, patent counseling, privacy, cyberliability insurance, technology licensing and related transactional work and litigation.

Frazer is currently a partner at Boise-based Hawley Troxell LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Emerging Business and Venture Capital Practice Group. Frazer is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University (Provo) and a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned a position on the College’s law review.

After law school, he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. Brad’s debut novel The Cure: A Thriller was recently published by NYC-based Diversion Books and the sequel The Cure: Immortal, is a work-in-progress.

Mary Hughes
Acting Director, Idaho Department of Finance

Mary Hughes serves as the Financial Institutions Bureau Chief of the Idaho Department of Finance. Hughes was first employed by the Idaho Department of Finance as a deputy attorney general in 1990, primarily litigating cases brought to enforce the state’s securities and mortgage laws; she was appointed the Department’s lead attorney in 1997. She served as the Consumer Finance Bureau Chief, supervising the state’s non-depository financial institutions, from 2000 until 2003, at which time she was appointed to her current position overseeing Idaho’s state-chartered banks and credit unions. In addition, Hughes is active with NASCUS, the CSBS. She remains an active member of the Idaho State Bar. Hughes chairs the State Liaison Committee (SLC) to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).

Amy B. Hunter, J.D.
Director of Credit Unions, Department of Financial Institutions

Amy B. Hunter was appointed the Director of Credit Unions for the Department of Financial Institutions in November. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Director for the Washington State Gambling Commission for four years. Hunter’s career at the Gambling Commission spanned 24 years. She worked as a staff attorney for three years before promoting to Administrator, where she led the agency’s legal department, rulemaking, communications, and media work. In addition, she worked on legislative issues for 17 sessions, serving as the agency’s Legislative Liaison between 2005 and 2015. Hunter has a B.S. in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Kansas State University. She earned her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.

Brian Knight
Brian Knight, Esq., Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Brian Knight joined NASCUS in 1998 and has served as NASCUS’ general counsel since 2007. As general counsel Mr. Knight manages NASCUS’ state and federal regulatory analysis, policy development, and compliance guidance. The general counsel works closely with all NASCUS’ departments, the CEO, and the board. Mr. Knight also serves as the staff liaison to NASCUS’ Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the liaison to numerous state regulator working groups and task forces addressing critical policy issues, often in partnership with their federal counterparts.

Janet Powell
Oregon Credit Union Program Manager, Division of Financial Regulation

Janet Powell has worked for the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation (previously known as the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities), since September 1992 when she was hired as a financial examiner. She was appointed supervising examiner of the Credit Union Program effective July 1, 2004, and was appointed as its program manager in 2007.  She has worked as a financial examiner and a review examiner in the credit union and bank and trust programs.

Oregon has 21 state-chartered credit unions, with assets totaling $16.1 billion. Additionally, four state-chartered credit unions from Washington and Idaho have branches in Oregon.

Previously, Powell worked for St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon as the development director for one year and worked for The Oregon Bank in a number of capacities for nearly 25 years. She has management, lending, operations, business development, and special project experience; she was a bank officer for 16 years.

Powell is Vice Chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) and is certified by NASCUS as a state credit union examination supervisor and by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) as an examiner-in-charge.

She attended Marylhurst College and has received various banking and regulator training. She was born in Bend, Oregon and grew up in The Dalles, Oregon.

Hal Scoggins
Shareholder, Farleight Wada Witt, P. C.

Hal Scoggins has been with Farleigh Wada Witt since 1991 and practices in the firm’s Financial Services and Debtor/Creditor groups. He represents credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, formation and operation of subsidiaries, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy and collection, and other issues related to structuring and delivering financial services to consumers and businesses.

Scoggins has a special expertise in payment systems issues, helping clients navigate Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3, 4, and 4A, the NACHA rules, and various Federal Reserve rules and circulars. He provides consumer and business loan and deposit account documentation and disclosures and helps clients resolve account disputes and other operational challenges.

Kevin Tuininga
Associate General Counsel, NCUA

Kevin Tuininga is the Associate General Counsel for Administrative Law.  Kevin moved to the United States from Alberta, Canada, in 1997 and now lives in Burke, Virginia.  He joined the NCUA in 2009 after graduating from Creighton University School of Law.

Location & Travel Information

Event Location

Northwest Credit Union Association
18000 International Blvd, Earhart Suite
SeaTac, WA 98188

Video Conferencing Available for Tigard and Boise office locations

The speakers will present from the NWCUA’s SeaTac office listed above, but you can join the seminar via video conference in Boise and Tigard at the following locations:

Northwest Credit Union Association
2710 W Sunrise Rim, Suite 100
Boise, ID 83705

Northwest Credit Union Association
13221 SW 68th Pkwy, Suite 400
Tigard, OR 97223

Event Sponsor

Thank you to our event sponsor:

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP is one of the premier business, corporate, and litigation law firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their roots in the Pacific Northwest go back more than a century; however, they pride themselves on being creative thinkers who are committed to serving their clients, community and each other in smart and innovative ways. For more information on our sponsor contact Susan McQueen at 206.777.7441.

Pricing Information

Regular registration: $399
Late registration: $449

Registration fees are non-refundable after Oct. 24. Substitutions will only be accepted by notifying NWCUA directly.

Scholarship Information

Continued education and training of credit union professionals and directors helps keep the credit union movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand this can take a significant commitment of time and money.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants. Learn more on the Foundation’s website.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable after Oct. 24. Substitutions will only be accepted by notifying NWCUA directly.

Questions or Concerns?

For more information, contact John Trull via email or phone (503.350.2209).

For assistance with registration, please contact Erin Bennett via email or phone (503.350.2211).