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Distinguished Fair Housing Expert, Civil Rights Attorney Paul F. Hancock to Keynote the 22nd Annual CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium


Hancock speech to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of landmark Fair Housing Act

today announced that Fair Housing Act expert, former U.S.
Department of Justice (DOJ) civil rights attorney and current K&L Gates
LLP partner Paul F. Hancock will be the keynote speaker for its 22nd
annual CRA
& Fair Lending Colloquium
being held Nov. 4-7, 2018, at the
Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. This year marks the 50th
anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1968. During his keynote, Hancock will share his experiences with
this historic legislation, both as the DOJ official responsible for its
enforcement and in private practice defending entities responsible for

Hancock has been deeply committed to fair housing issues for nearly five
decades. During his time at the DOJ, Hancock oversaw a robust housing
discrimination testing program that identified real estate agents who
discriminated against minorities. Hancock also developed the DOJ's fair
lending enforcement program, which went on to receive recognition by
Attorney General Janet Reno, and he filed the first-ever major race
discrimination fair lending lawsuit under the Fair Housing Act. After
leaving the DOJ, Hancock served as the deputy attorney general for South
Florida under Bob Butterworth, most notably arguing Gore v. Bush before
the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court that settled a
recount dispute in Florida's 2000 U.S. presidential election.

"Passage of the Fair Housing Act represented a seismic shift in
establishing and codifying fair housing rights in this country, having
leveled the playing field for so many Americans, and it continues to be
a significant piece of civil rights legislation," said Timothy
R. Burniston
, Senior Advisor of Regulatory Strategy at Wolters
Kluwer. "We are tremendously honored to have Paul F. Hancock serve as
the keynote speaker for the Colloquium and look forward to his insights
on advancing fair housing."

Along with Hancock, more than 70 federal regulators, attorneys, bank
compliance officers and other industry experts will speak at this year's
Colloquium. Since its inception in 1996, the Colloquium has grown to
become a prominent forum for bank and credit union compliance officers,
state and federal banking regulators, risk managers, consultants,
vendors and other industry players seeking insights about navigating the
increasingly complex regulatory and risk management challenges facing
financial institutions today.

Sponsors of the 2018 Colloquium include the American Bankers Association
and Independent Community Bankers of America. For more information,
please visit Wolters Kluwer's CRA
& Fair Lending Colloquium website

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