Third-party risk represents one of the biggest potential risk factors for financial institutions today. With tightened regulatory standards and heightened cyber risks, regulators are examining more deeply and it’s not enough for banks to simply “check the box” on performing due diligence or oversight.  Understanding how to apply a comprehensive and disciplined approach for meeting compliance requirements remains a challenge for financial institutions, big or small. This webinar will provide practical strategies to help overcome these challenges.

Attendees to this banking webinar will learn:

  • Key regulatory requirements and the vendor management lifecycle
  • How to operationalize vendor management: evolving your team from data collectors to risk manager
  • Understanding and applying third-party risk profiles and tiering to vendor relationships
  • Determining risk and mitigation strategies
  • Program benchmarking and operation metrics
  • Critical contract terms to leverage control and mitigate risk 


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Dena Somers

Dena Somers is a highly regarded bank consultant and compliance attorney. She has provided regulatory compliance and risk management consulting services to financial institutions and companies in highly regulated industries nationwide for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include consumer and mortgage lending compliance, Fintech and specialty finance, regulatory compliance training, business strategy and best practice advisement, and corporate governance. Throughout her career, Ms. Somers has advised hundreds of banking and financial institutions— ranging from local community banks to $50 billion financial holding companies— to achieve operational efficiency while ensuring regulatory compliance. Previously, Ms. Somers served as General Counsel to a national mortgage servicing company, Fintech lender, national money service business, and has represented financial institutions in a broad array of complex litigation matters for more than 15 years. Additionally, Ms. Somers is a published author for Lexis Nexis in the areas of Bank Teller training, loan policies, and loan documentation training.


1.0 CPE Credits