Borrowing in America: Home Mortgages, Foreclosures and Predatory Lending with panelists Anne Canfield of the Consumer Mortgage Coalition, Allen Fishbein of the Consumer Federation of America, Alex J. Pollock of The American Enterprise Institute, Montrice Yakimov of the Office of Thrift Supervision, and Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Anne Canfield is Executive Director of the Consumer Mortgage Coalition.
Allen Fishbein is Director of Credit and Housing Policy at the Consumer Federation of America.
Edith Jones is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She was nominated to the Fifth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985. She received her commission on April 4, 1985, at the age of 36. She became Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit on January 16, 2006 upon the expiration of the term of Carolyn Dineen King.
Alex J. Pollock has been a resident fellow at AEI since 2004, focusing on financial policy issues, including government-sponsored enterprises, retirement finance, housing finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, and the issues raised by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Previously he spent thirty-five years in banking, including twelve years as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, while also writing numerous articles on financial systems and management. He is a director of Allied Capital Corporation, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, the International Union for Housing Finance, and chairman of the board of the Great Books Foundation.
Montrice Yakimov is Assistant Managing Director of Compliance and Consumer Protection of the Office of Thrift Supervision.