Cancellation Notice

In light of the health risks represented by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the recent state of emergency declared in a growing number of states and the travel bans being imposed by many companies in our industry, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Risk & Compliance Summit in Chicago, IL from April 5-7, 2020. We understand that the Risk & Compliance Summit offers a vital forum to hear from and interact with industry thought leaders and luminaries. Therefore, we will be investigating alternative ways to deliver some of this valuable content to you throughout 2020. Please look for more information to follow in the near future.ComplianceEase will refund all registration and sponsorship payments within 60 days. We thank you for your patience as we work through this administrative effort. Should you have any questions please contact

  • If you booked a hotel room with the JW Marriott, please call them directly to cancel at 312.660.8200.
  • We understand that most major airlines are currently offering no penalty cancellations for booked flights.
  • If you also registered for the CSBS hosted LEF Mini Summit on April 8th, please expect a separate email from CSBS.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Risk & Compliance Summit.

With best regards,  Dan Smith, Summit Chair

Bob Niemi

Bob Niemi

PositionSenior Advisor

Bob Niemi is a Senior Advisor and Certified Mortgage Banker for Regulatory Compliance with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.  While not an attorney, Bob is co-leader of Bradley’s Licensing and Examination team and State Regulators practice group. Having served as the NMLS Ombudsman when state regulators first proposed prudential standards for non-bank mortgage servicers in 2014, he will bring his unique perspective to the panel. Bob was a mortgage leader and advocate for 23 years before being appointed as the State of Ohio’s chief lending regulator, where he also served on the NMLS Policy Committee and AARMR Board of Directors. Bob is a frequent speaker, trainer, and monthly columnist of “From the Desk of the Om-BOBS-man” for Mortgage Compliance Magazine. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University and Certified Mortgage Banker accreditation from the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2016.  Bob also enjoys officiating high school and college football.



Fireside Chat

Prudential Standards for Non-Bank Servicing

7 April, 2020  1:30 pm  Grand Ballroom B&C