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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March. 11, 2024 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to expand its Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice with the addition of Rinaldo Martinez as of counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Martinez joins the firm from Ballard Spahr, bringing with him over a decade of experience counseling financial services and fintech companies on regulatory compliance matters.

Martinez’s move to Greenberg Traurig is part of the firm’s strategic expansion of its global Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice. Martinez will reunite with former Ballard Spahr colleague Lisa M. Lanham, who recently joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the practice, working from the firm’s New York and Miami offices. Earlier this year, the firm also added former fintech state regulator Shane Foster in the Phoenix office, following on the heels of last year’s three new hires of financial regulatory-focused attorneys.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rinaldo to our growing practice,” said Marina Olman-Pal, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Regulatory & Compliance Practice. “We continue to complement our already strong team with attorneys who bring extensive knowledge of complex consumer finance laws and regulations, as well as state licensing requirements. Our team’s diverse experience allows us to further support our financial services clients in connection with their licensing and regulatory needs in a wide variety of markets.”

Martinez counsels institutional investors, private equity funds, domestic and foreign banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, and other financial services companies on virtually all aspects of federal and state consumer credit regulation. He focuses his practice on addressing the regulatory landscape of consumer credit products, both at the federal and state levels. Martinez also counsels on regulatory compliance issues related to commercial real estate. He is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.

As part of his practice, Martinez regularly navigates the complexities of Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He also provides counsel on matters concerning reporting and disclosure under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). At the state level, his practice covers licensing statutes, anti-predatory lending laws, usury limits, and more.

Martinez works closely with Lanham, the former co-leader of Ballard Spahr’s Fintech and Payment Solutions Team; their team also includes two business staff members who are joining Greenberg Traurig. Lanham focuses her practice on state licensing and regulatory compliance obligations for a wide array of consumer financial services companies. She also extends her support to emerging fintech firms, helping them to comply with necessary state licensing requirements and develop products in these realms while meeting regulatory guidelines. She is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania, and not admitted to practice in Florida.

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 Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 600 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: