Bio

Mark has over 30 years of experience in various areas of the financial services industry.  His pre-legal experience in accounting, credit union member services, and commercial loan analysis provides Mark with “hands on” knowledge of client goals and needs.  Prior to joining Farleigh Wada Witt, Mark was with the Mountain West Credit Union Association, serving as its General Counsel before being named Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. 
           
As Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Mark oversaw a team of compliance experts providing regulatory compliance assistance to member credit unions.  He was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with state and federal regulators to advocate for fair and balanced oversight of credit unions.  Mark was appointed by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to serve on the Uniform Consumer Credit Code Council of Advisors in 2010.

Mark counsels credit unions on compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations including consumer protection regulations of the CFPB, the Federal Reserve, the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.  Mark guides credit unions on effective operations in compliance with agency rules.  With the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Mark has been a staunch advocate for Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona credit union legal and regulatory issues.  He has prepared comment letters on pending regulations, seeking improvements in the regulatory climate affecting credit unions.  Mark is known for his work on compliance guides including summary and detailed analyses, along with compliance checklists and model policies.
           
Mark is licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado.  He has written multiple compliance articles for Credit Union Magazine.


Little Known Facts: Loves wake surfing, boating, and golf | Has a private pilot license

Honors

Appointed by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to the Uniform Consumer Credit Code Council of Advisors in 2010 – reappointed by Governor John Hickenlooper See more News See more Articles Print Bio

Representative Matters

  • Credit Union regulatory compliance
  • CFPB Regulations
  • Consumer lending compliance
  • Examination issues and regulatory enforcement actions

Publications

Regular compliance article submissions for Credit Union Magazine

Education

University of Denver Law School (J.D., 2004)
Metropolitan State College of Denver (B.S., Accounting, 1989)

Admissions

Colorado Bar Association

Associations

American Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Military and Veterans Affairs Section of the Colorado Bar Association

News & Events

FWW Compliance and Risk Alert: Overdraft NSF Risk Management

10/31/2022

In the past month, the CFPB has taken several actions that will increase pressure on credit unions to adjust practices and disclosures related to fees for NSF items, overdrafts, and (most recently) returned deposited items. READ MORE

Four FWW Attorneys Presenting at the GoWest Credit Union Association MAXX Convention

10/26/2022

Four FWW attorneys, Brian Witt, Hal Scoggins, Kelley Hodney and Mark Robey will lead a discussion on critical legal and regulatory developments affecting credit unions at the GoWest Credit Union Association MAXX Convention. READ MORE

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