What to expect at HousingWire’s Spring Summit

The focus of the Summit is The Year-Round Purchase Market. Record low rates led to a banner year for mortgage lenders in 2020, and this year is expected to be just as incredible.

Increasing lending and servicing capacity – regardless of rates

Business process outsourcing and digital transformation are proven solutions that more companies in the mortgage industry are turning to. Download this white paper for more.

HousingWire's 2021 Spring Summit

We’ve gathered four of the top housing economists to speak at our virtual summit, a new event designed for HW+ members that’s focused on The Year-Round Purchase Market.

An Honest Conversation on minority homeownership

In this episode, Lloyd interviews a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the history and data behind minority homeownership.


2107 Rising Stars: Maria Earley

Partner and CFPB Practice Group Co-chair at Reed Smith

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As a partner at Reed Smith, Maria Earley advises and represents financial services companies in enforcement, examination, litigation, transactional and counseling matters. She is a former CFPB enforcement attorney with broad knowledge of federal and state consumer financial laws. Earley leverages her experience to help her clients navigate the complex and unique issues that often arise when interfacing with the CFPB. 

During her tenure at the CFPB, Earley led a number of enforcement matters involving a variety of federal consumer financial laws and emerging legal theories regarding the scope and application of the CFPB’s Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices authority. She participated in several financial institution examinations, as well as the CFPB’s extensive mortgage rulemaking process. 

Prior to joining the CFPB, Earley focused on the defense of financial institutions in complex civil litigation matters.  


I had to overcome a fear of failure to succeed in my career and personal life.  Failure has been both an opportunity and a gift. It has taught me humility, responsibility, courage, and faith. My biggest failures have simply been stepping stones on the path to something greater. 

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