Event Info

December 11th

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

7 hours

$325.00 (late registration price)

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Program Overview

Join us for this one day event offering the latest legal and regulatory based content and updates relevant to credit unions.

Registration includes lunch. This event is currently seeking approval  for approved for General CLE credits by WSBA, and General CLE credits by OSBA.

Program Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (PST)Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. (PST)Welcome
John Trull, AVP Regulatory Advocacy, NWCUA
9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. (PST)NCUA Regulatory Update and Hot Topics
Linda Dent, Associate General Counsel, NCUA
Benjamin Litchfield, Staff Attorney, NCUA
10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. (PST)BCFB and Federal Enforcement Actions
Melanie Brody, Partner, Mayer Brown
11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (PST)Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (PST)Credit Union Compliance 2018 and Beyond
Katie Clark, Director, Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management, NWCUA
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (PST)Lunch
Included in your registration
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (PST)Legal Update
Hal Scoggins, Shareholder, Farleigh Wada Witt
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (PST)Regulatory Panel
Richard Sherrick, Supervisory Sr. Commissioned Financial Institutions Examiner, ID Department of Finance
Amy Hunter, Director of Credit Unions, Washington Division of Credit Unions
Janet Powell, Oregon CU Program Manager, Division of Financial Regulation
2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. (PST)Break
2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. (PST)The Role of Leadership in Crisis Management
Jennifer Divine, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
3:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PST)Program Concludes
John Trull, AVP Regulatory Advocacy I Northwest Credit Union Association

About the Trainers

Picture of Melanie BrodyMelanie Brody

Partner • Mayer Brown

Melanie Brody is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Consumer Financial Services group. She concentrates her practice on federal and state government enforcement matters, primarily for banks, mortgage lenders, auto lenders, credit card issuers, student lenders and other financial service providers. She represents clients in investigations, examinations and enforcement actions by the US Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Trade Commission, state banking regulators and state attorneys general.

Brody assists clients with enforcement, examination and compliance matters involving a variety of issues, including fair lending, fair servicing and unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices. She also handles compliance matters involving consumer finance laws, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

Brody is ranked among the top national lawyers in Consumer Finance by Chambers USA. Melanie is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, American Banker’s Association, American Bar Association, America’s Community Bankers and other industry-related groups on various consumer finance issues, including fair lending enforcement, litigation and compliance, and compliance with federal and state consumer finance requirements.

Photo of Katie ClarkKatie Clark

Director  • Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management

Katie Clark is the Director, Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, Clark helps credit unions navigate the areas of compliance, operations, physical and information security, cybersecurity, and business continuity. Clark also works in the area of regulatory advocacy to help reduce the regulatory burden on credit unions.

With over 14 years’ experience in the financial industry, Clark has held roles in both for-profit institutions and credit unions. These roles have ranged from retail branch positions to Bank Security Officer, BSA Officer, Internal Auditor, and Compliance Specialist. In addition to her experience, Clark holds the Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and Bank Secrecy Act Specialist (BSACS) designations from CUNA. She also has an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Clark College and is currently completing her BA in Business Administration at Washington State University.

As a lifetime credit union member, Clark wholeheartedly believes in the “People Helping People” philosophy and is grateful for the opportunity to support credit unions as they serve their members and communities.

Linda Dent

Associate General Counsel • National Credit Union Administration

Linda Dent is an Associate General Counsel at NCUA where she leads the newly formed Information and Access Law group.  This group addresses legal requirements and business implications for NCUA in collecting, using, sharing, maintaining and disposing federal information.  Linda joined the federal government after more than twenty years in the financial industry private sector having acquired practical legal and operational experience while working in a large credit union, multinational banks, and a national credit union trade organization.  Linda earned her law degree from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.  She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

Jennifer S. Divine

Partner • Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn, LLP

Jennifer Divine joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn as a partner in December 2012. Jennifer has over twenty years experience defending and advising public and private employers in a wide range of cases, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower/retaliation, and wage-and-hour claims. She counsels clients on a variety of employment law issues, such as executive contracts and compensation, severance agreements, noncompetition and nonsolicitation restrictions, disability accommodations, FMLA and other leave rights, and misconduct investigations.

Divine regularly speaks to client and professional groups on employment issues and best personnel practices, and provides individualized training to managers, supervisors, and other employees to help avoid problems that lead to litigation, and reduce the time and expense of resolving employee lawsuits. Divine focuses a large part of her practice on educational institutions, advising on staff and student employment, faculty tenure, grievances, student conduct and discipline, Title IX policies and investigations, threat assessment and behavior intervention, FERPA, public-records, accreditation, regulatory and nonprofit compliance, bylaws, policy handbooks, and other shared governance issues. Jennifer understands the public relations aspects of an institution’s decisions and is adept at assisting boards and administrators in balancing the needs and interests of the various constituencies they serve.

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.  The Gambling Commission is a regulatory, licensing and law enforcement agency. 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.

Benjamin M. Litchfield

Staff Attorney, Division of Regulations and Legislation office of General Counsel • National Credit Union Administration

Benjamin Litchfield is a Staff Attorney in the Regulations and Legislation Division of the Office of General Counsel of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) where he has been since January 2017.  Prior to joining the NCUA, Ben was a Regulatory Compliance Counsel for the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), where he provided compliance assistance on a wide array of federal laws applicable to NAFCU’s member credit unions.  Ben earned his law degree from Howard University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University.  He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Janet PowellJanet 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 • Farleigh 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.

Richard Sherrick

Financial Institutions Supervisory Examiner for Credit Unions • Idaho Department of Finance

Rick Sherrick is the Supervisory Examiner for the Financial Institutions Bureau Credit Union Section.  He has been a Senior Commissioned Examiner for the Bureau since April, 2011.  He has worked for the Department of Finance since October 2003, first as a bank examiner for five years and then on the Credit Union Section for the remaining ten.   Prior to working for the Department he has worked in a number of different banking, accounting, and managerial positions, in both Idaho and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is a graduate from the University of Maryland in 1987, holding a BA with a double major in accounting and finance.

Location & Travel Information

Event Location:

Northwest Credit Union Association – Washington
18000 International Blvd, Meeting Room Earhart
SeaTac, WA 98188

Video Conferencing Available:

The speakers will present from NWCU A- SeaTac Washington office listed above, but you can join the seminar via video conference at the following locations:

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

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

Special Travel Rates and Discounts for NWCUA Members

Special room rates have been negotiated for NWCUA program participants at the Cedarbrook Lodge, located in SeaTac; Embassy Suites, located in Tigard; and Holiday Inn Express, located in Boise. For information on how to take advantage of our NWCUA group rate, visit our travel discounts page.

Pricing Information

  • Early Registration: $299
  • Regular: $325
  • Late Registration: $349  (November 1, 2018)

Registration fees are non-refundable after the early registration date. Substitutions will only be accepted by notifying NWCUA directly.


Continued education and training of credit union employees 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 professional development scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable after the early registration date. Substitutions will only be accepted by notifying NWCUA directly.


Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

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. 

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Questions or Concerns?

For more information, contact Jennifer Wagner or email your questions directly to [email protected].

For assistance with registration, please contact Erin Bennett at [email protected] or call 503.350.2211.