WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, a premier Washington, D.C.-based law firm with a national practice that includes a focus on compliance, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters related to financial services, is pleased to announce that John V. ("Jack") Konyk has joined the firm in the capacity of Executive Director, Government Affairs.
Mr. Konyk brings over three decades of financial services experience to the firm, having held a wide array of front-line and back-office positions in consumer banking and lending disciplines with a concentration in all aspects of mortgage finance. He most recently completed a 14-year tenure at National City Bank where he held a variety of senior level managerial positions in regulatory compliance and risk management, and regulatory, public and government affairs management, for a number of National City's consumer lending entities, most prominently National City Mortgage. Jack is an active participant in industry trade associations as well, a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars across the country, and a prominent voice for the industry with legislators and regulators at all levels of government. He presently serves the Mortgage Bankers Association as Chair of its State and Local Legislative and Regulatory committee, Regulatory Compliance Vice-Chair of its Legal Issues, Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance committee, and is an active member of a number of other MBA committees including the Advisory Committee of its Residential Board of Governors. Jack also sits on the Industry Advisory Council of the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, and has had significant involvement with the Financial Services Roundtable's Housing Policy Council and the American Bankers Association's Mortgage Markets committee.
"Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC's attorneys have been serving the financial services industry for more than three decades, and we are one of the leading law firms in the country practicing in this area. From our considerable experience, we bring to each matter a depth of industry knowledge that enables us to develop approaches and solutions that mix both expert legal analysis and business reality. We are committed to bringing value and satisfaction to our clients," said Mitch Kider, the firm's managing member. "Having Jack in the firm will further enhance our ability to keep our clients well informed about issues and developments in the legislative and regulatory areas, provide even greater insight and advice on dealing with existing and pending requirements, and give us – and therefore our clients – a stronger voice in these critical debates as the federal, state and local legislatures and regulators develop the rules and standards that will govern the financial services industry for decades to come."
Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC offers full service legal representation and counseling, with teams devoted to federal and state licensing and regulatory compliance, corporate and transactional matters, representation before government agencies, and litigation. We represent a broad domestic and international client base ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include financial institutions, mortgage lenders, brokers and servicers, secondary market investors, insurance companies, investment bankers, home builders, title companies, real estate brokers, and credit card companies. We also represent companies that provide services to the financial services industry, including document preparation companies, telemarketers, lead generators, loan fulfillment companies and trade associations.
Our presence in Washington, D.C. naturally lends itself to the representation of clients before HUD, VA, GNMA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Without exception, our firm maintains excellent working relationships with these agencies, as well as with the various state agencies that regulate the financial services industry.
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