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Kathlyn Farrell

Kathlyn Farrell

Lyn Farrell has worked in the field of Regulatory Compliance for financial institutions for over 30 years. She is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and has functioned as in-house counsel and compliance officer to medium and large financial institutions. She has been in the field of consulting for the past 15 years and was previously the Managing Director of Risk Management Services for Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions; an Austin, Texas-based financial services consulting company that provides services globally. At Sheshunoff she had oversight responsibility for the regulatory compliance, internal audit and loan review practices. These practices included more than 60 risk management professionals. Her experience includes all areas of regulatory compliance, BSA/AML work, handling lending and real estate transactions, managing loans in litigation and bankruptcy, supervising enforcement action compliance and drafting and negotiating contracts.Lyn is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an Anti-Money Laundering Professional.She is a frequent speaker at banking events and regularly publishes articles on a variety of banking-related topics. Her publications include:• Reference Guide to Regulatory Compliance, published by the American Bankers Association, the official study guide to the CRCM examination• Law and Banking textbook published by the American Bankers Association• Consumer Lending textbook published by the American Bankers Association• ABA Compliance Audit Manual co-author of the original edition• Quick Reference Guide to Regulatory Compliance• Consumer Lending published by The Institute for Financial Education (now BAI)Recently Published Articles• Five Compliance Priorities for 2012 American Banker, January 2012• Don’t Get Lost in UDAAP ABA Banking Journal, Co-Authored with Jo Ann S. Barefoot, June 2011• A New Fair Lending Crackdown Mortgage Banking, Co-Authored with Jo Ann S. Barefoot, May 2011• Managing the Risks of Mortgage Partnerships ABA Bank Compliance, Co-Authored with Carl G. Pry, November-December 2010• Truth in Lending Checkup The Audit Report, February 2010• Compliance and Social Commerce: Tweets & Blogs &Posts, published in Bank Compliance Magazine, September 2009• What Every Director Should Know About Insider Information Breaches Director’s Digest, 2nd Quarter 2009• A Director’s Guide to Surviving an Enforcement Action, Director’s Digest, 1st Quarter 2009• Fair Lending Risk Assessments; An Imperative for 2009; The Audit Report, April 2009Lyn is the recipient of the ABA 2012 Distinguished Service Award. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University.