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Industry Veteran Clay Cornett to Lead ALAW Sales Efforts

ALAW welcomes new Partners Clay Cornett, Christina Liepold and Michael Barron

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ALAW, the premier provider of legal services for the mortgage banking industry, today named industry veteran Clay A. Cornett to lead the Firm's sales and business development efforts in as executive vice president of sales for ALAW and its related technology entities. He also joins the ranks of Partner with the Firm.

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Cornett, who most recently served as executive vice president of sales for ServiceLink, a Fidelity National Financial (FNF) Company, has more than 30 years of experience and service representing banks and mortgage operations. From 2000 to 2011, he served as President of FNF, FNIS and LPS Default Solutions' group of companies where he was instrumental in architecting one of the premier default service providers in the industry.

Cornett joins new Partners Christina Liepold and Michael Barron on the heels of ALAW's national expansion efforts and the acquisition of ongoing operations and assets of JPMorgan Chase's California Reconveyance Company (CRC). ALAW's national footprint has now grown to include Florida, Georgia, California, Arizona and Texas. Liepold and Barron join ALAW with 20 plus years combined experience in the mortgage servicing industry.

Christina Liepold was most recently Partner with California lender services firm, Aronowitz, Mecklenburg, Spitalnick & Liepold. She also brings a wealth of mortgage banking industry experience having served as a Vice President with Goldman Sachs and then as a Director for Avelo Mortgage. She is an expert in legal services, related to the residential mortgage loan secondary market. Liepold graduated from Ohio University with a BBA in Business and earned her Doctor of Law from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Michael Barron is responsible for ALAW's west coast legal operations and brings a wealth of operational experience in the oversight of both regional and national foreclosure and trustee companies. Barron has long been at the forefront of technological innovation in the mortgage banking industry. During his tenure as General Counsel for the United Companies Financial Corporation, he was responsible for the creation and implementation of the LAWPlus technology and consulting practice. The LAWPlus technology enabled the electronic filing of documents by the California Bar. Barron went on to serve as General Counsel for LOGS Financial Services, where he helped to guide the company's acquisition by First American Title Insurance Company. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law School.

"ALAW has undergone a tremendous evolution over the past year, beginning with the additions of Scott Barnes and John Shelley to lead Firm operations" said James Albertelli, Founding Partner and CEO at ALAW. "Clay has first-hand experience building high-performance default services sales operations, and I am confident he will bring the same passion for success to ALAW. He joins the recent Partner additions of Christina Liepold and Michael Barron to build upon the tremendous progress we've made over the past 16 months and help to solidify our mission of providing stellar legal service to the mortgage banking industry for years to come."

ALAW was founded as Albertelli Law in 1997 by James E. Albertelli and is a full-service creditor's rights law firm representing institutional and private lenders in Florida, Georgia, California, Texas and Arizona. ALAW is proud to offer a diverse attorney team specializing in the areas of residential and commercial transactions, foreclosure, bankruptcy, complex litigation, loss mitigation, and the disposition of troubled assets (REO).  ALAW has a strong commitment to the community and development of the law as evidenced by its pro-bono endeavors, writing and research of issues of first impression, and development of political action in the area of legal professionalism.  Furthermore, ALAW's commitment to technology and efficient case management provides the scalability and responsiveness necessary to provide unparalleled representation in an ever-changing legal landscape.  Additional information can be found at ALAW.net. 

Media Contact: Adam Fitch, ALAW, 858-754-9662, [email protected]

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