AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) September 26, 2016
Shareholder J. Scott Sheehan of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP chaired the 40th Annual Texas Association of Bank Counsel (TABC) Convention as TABC’s incoming president. Of Counsel Brett M. Kitt also spoke at the convention in the session titled, “CFPB Update – Constitutional Challenges, Enforcement, etc.” at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The two-day convention took place Sept. 22-23 in Austin, Texas at Hotel Granduca. The annual convention brings together attorneys who represent financial service providers to discuss emerging trends and identify timely issues that are of importance to their clients and practices.
Based in the firm’s Houston office, Sheehan is a business lawyer with a national practice in banking and financial institutions, as well as consumer and commercial financial services. He is known for his issue advocacy and development of legal strategies for the banking and consumer finance sector, and co-authors the Texas Practice Guide: Financial Institutions and the Texas Usury Law Handbook by Thomson-West. Sheehan focuses his practice on legal and public policy issues and innovative solutions, including new product development, legal compliance, litigation, and issue advocacy in judicial, legislative, administrative, and arbitration proceedings. He is past chairman of the influential Texas Business Law Foundation and has been recognized by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kitt, of counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses his practice on consumer finance law and regulation. He specializes in representing and advising clients in matters involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission, and federal depository institution regulators. Kitt’s clients include depository financial institutions, non-depository financial institutions, and service providers in a variety of industries, including retail banking, mortgage lending and servicing, small-dollar lending, education finance, and debt collection and buying. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Kitt was senior counsel in the Legal Division of the CFPB. He worked there since its inception with senior staff to establish its various offices and programs and to draft its policies and regulations. He also represented the CFPB in litigation and Congressional oversight matters.
TABC was formed in July of 1976 to inform and educate Texas lawyers who devote a substantial part of their professional time to representing banks and other financial institutions. TABC is designed for bank lawyers who have a common interest in a specialized field of law. TABC is a resource for its members, allowing them to network with other bank lawyers who deal with similar issues. Members are encouraged to exchange information on transactional techniques and developments in the law, and to share ideas and concerns to enhance the knowledge and improve the skills of TABC counsel. TABC also provides members an opportunity to convene annually with lawyers who primarily represent banks and to obtain necessary CLE.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.