Fannie Mae Names Brooks To EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Fannie Mae has appointed Brian P. Brooks – who has over 20 years of legal and business expertise – executive vice president (EVP), general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Nov. 10.

Brooks joins Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank, where he was vice chairman and chief legal officer. There, he advised executive management and the board of directors on all key legal, risk and strategic issues; developed and implemented strategies to manage litigation and government inquiries; and led the bank's compliance with regulatory orders on mortgage servicing and foreclosures.

Prior to OneWest Bank, Brooks was a managing partner at global law firm O'Melveny & Myers, where he led an office of more than 150 attorneys and played a lead role in crafting the banking industry's response to the 2010-2011 foreclosure crisis.


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