WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 15, 2016 –Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added the former Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Ocwen Financial Corporation, Andrew Wein, as a shareholder in its Washington, D.C. office. The move is part of the continued expansion of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Financial Regulatory and Compliance groups.
“We are pleased to have Andrew join our financial services regulatory and litigation practices,” said Matt Gorson, Greenberg Traurig senior chairman. “Andrew is an experienced litigation and regulatory attorney whose background and breadth of experience, particularly in the mortgage and consumer lending areas, will be a significant asset to our clients and our firm.”
Wein’s national practice focuses primarily on mortgage companies and other consumer financial institutions, assisting them with both litigation and regulatory compliance. Wein handles litigation and regulatory issues arising out of federal and state consumer protection statutes, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, and the Home Affordable Modification Program.
On the regulatory side, Wein’s experience includes proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the New York Department of Financial Services. In addition, Wein has extensive experience with all facets of the mortgage industry, including the licensing of mortgage companies and their affiliates, examinations by state and federal agencies, loan repurchase disputes, pooling and servicing agreements, financing agreements, and various other originations and servicing transactions.
“Greenberg Traurig’s wide-ranging capabilities and experienced team mean the firm is uniquely positioned to provide financial institutions with a one-stop shop to address their regulatory and litigation counsel needs,” Wein said. “I am excited for this opportunity to assist the firm’s clients as they face the challenge of a rapidly changing regulatory and litigation environment.”
Wein received his B.A. in political science from Columbia University in 1995 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998. He worked as a litigation associate for law firms in Washington D.C. and New York, where he also served as an assistant district attorney in the investigations division in Bronx County, New York.
About Greenberg Traurig's Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group has wide-ranging experience assisting national, regional and local clients in a variety of matters affecting the financial services industry. The national team of skilled attorneys works with clients as they face regulatory, litigation, legislative, supervision, examination, licensing, compliance and governance matters. Greenberg Traurig's regulatory attorneys regularly advise banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors, mortgage lenders and servicers, payday lenders, consumer finance companies, registered and private investment funds, debt collectors and other financial institutions in complying with state and federal regulatory requirements and interfacing with governmental agencies.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Services Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Services Litigation Practice has wide-ranging experience assisting national clients and local businesses in a variety of matters affecting the financial services industry. From handling individual claims to managing nationwide class actions, the national team of experienced litigators regularly advises and defends banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, credit card companies, debt collectors, payday lenders, consumer finance companies and other financial institutions in a variety of disputes in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as before governmental agencies.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.