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Join us in Orlando, Florida for PAYMENTS 2019!

Make plans today to join your fellow payments professionals at the Orlando World Center Marriott, May 5-8.

Get beyond the hype to the facts and understand what the breadth of faster payments opportunities mean to your institution. Learn from leading strategists and innovators to shape your product offerings and compete. Gain meaningful takeaways to inform your decision-making.

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Invitation-only reception

Second Annual Lawyers' Event

Hosted by NACHA’s lawyers, Jane Larimer and Jeanette Blanco, this reception allows you to get to know your colleagues in the industry, meet the people who are working on issues that affect you and your clients, and discuss topics of interest. Expand your network and meet people today who you may be working with tomorrow. You must be registered for the conference to attend. For questions, contact

Conference Session Track

Compliance & Regulatory Track

Rules and regulations are the bedrock of financial services and payments, and provide the necessary surety for transactions. Although often viewed simply as an area of compliance, developments here also encompass innovation, transaction quality, opportunity and financial reward. Understanding the most crucial concepts and innovations will lead to positive, competitive results.


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Staying abreast of the numerous and often complex developments in the legal and regulatory framework for payments can be daunting. Yet understanding the implications to an organization's ACH activities is crucial. In this session, receive a thorough review of significant legal issues raised by current developments in electronic payments law, including recent amendments to the NACHA Operating Rules.

Questions answered by this session:

  1. What are some significant legal issues raised by current developments in electronic payments law?
  2. What are the implications to an organization's ACH activities?

Erin Fonte
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Jane K. Winn
Professor of Law, University of Washington

AI, Alexa, Authorizations & ACH

With the advent of Alexa and Siri and all of their "friends," what are the possible roles for artificial intelligence and voice activated personal assistants in ACH payments? This very human discussion examines what can be done now and in the near future using these tools to advance payment capabilities.

Questions answered by this session:

  1. What are the issues for data security and privacy with regard to voice recognition and ACH payments?
  2. Does “Alexa” understand Regulation E or what the NACHA Operating Rules require for authorizations?

Jeanette Hait Blanco
Assistant General Counsel, NACHA 

Janice Havins
Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel, J.P. Morgan

Karen Nearing, AAP, NCP, CAMS, CRCM
Director, Regulatory Compliance, EPCOR


ACH origination services require an understanding of risk. As faster payments continue to progress and mobile payment applications gain ground, more community banks and credit unions are becoming ODFIs and they need to be prepared to accept the risks associated with it. Risk should be addressed beginning with the ACH Origination Agreement, as it is a vital component in laying down the law for both sides. Originators need to know their obligations to ODFIs, as well as their responsibilities and service parameters. In this session, attendees walk through the ACH Origination Agreement to review each section of a typical agreement and discuss various areas of risk and proper risk mitigation techniques.

Questions answered by this session:

  1. How does each area of the agreement address different risk scenarios?
  2. Depending on the FI and type of Originators, what are some sound practices to mitigate risk?

Julie Bobb
Vice President, Senior Product Manager, Bank of the West

John Curtis, AAP, APRP, NCP
SVP, Education & Training, WesPay

Scott Jones
Partner, Adams & Reese LLP

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