WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Brett M. Kitt has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the firm’s financial regulatory and compliance practice. Kitt joins from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) and will be based out of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, DC office.
Kitt will focus his practice on consumer financial regulatory matters, including CFPB examinations, civil investigative demands, enforcement actions and related regulatory compliance. He will also advise clients on the legal status, organizational structure and operational authorities of the CFPB, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Department) and other governmental agencies.Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Kitt served as senior counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the CFPB. He worked at the CFPB since its inception to help build out the Bureau and its various offices and programs, and to draft its policies and regulations. His experience includes interpreting Dodd-Frank provisions impacting consumer finance firms and representing the Bureau in litigation and Congressional oversight matters. While at the CFPB, he was a leader in the development of the Bureau’s regulations, policies, systems and agreements regarding the privacy of consumer information and the confidential treatment of the Bureau’s supervisory, law enforcement, and marketing monitoring information and data.
Kitt previously was counsel at the Department, where he defended the Department in litigation and Congressional oversight matters stemming from the financial crisis. He also advised on matters related to the legal status, organizational structure and operational authorities of the Department and other agencies, including the Financial Stability Oversight Commission and the Office of Financial Research.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brett to our team,” said Carl Fornaris, co-chair of the firm’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group. “His extensive experience with governmental agencies and financial services regulation broadens our offering in this important area, strengthening our ability to deliver regulatory advice to clients across the firm’s expansive platform. His addition will undoubtedly provide added value to our clients.”
“The CFPB has become a very active regulator of consumer financial service providers and their vendors,” added Gil Rudolph, also a co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group. “Brett’s experience and knowledge further enables us to service our clients’ needs with the CFPB, whether in examinations, civil investigative demands, enforcement actions or regulatory compliance.”
Kitt earned his B.A. cum laude from Tufts University, and his J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law.
Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group comprises a global team of attorneys to assist financial services firms of all types and sizes as well as their service providers as they face regulatory, legislative, supervision, examination, licensing, compliance and governance matters. The team provides clients with strategic planning, analysis and interpretation of legislation, amendments and administrative rules governing the financial services industry.
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