Sara Weed is of counsel in the Global Fintech & Payments Group at Paul Hastings. She represents traditional financial institutions, non-bank financial services companies, and technology companies in regulatory and transactional matters, including:
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Weed served as director and counsel with the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks, overseeing supervision of non-bank mortgage lenders and brokers, money services businesses, and consumer finance companies. In that role, she also served as counsel to the Multistate Mortgage Committee, negotiating the $2 billion settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation on behalf of the state banking departments.
Prior to her government service, Ms. Weed served as in-house counsel to the financial services group at IBM and as a policy counsel with a national financial services research organization, where she advised policymakers across the country on predatory lending issues and foreclosure prevention strategies in response to the Great Recession.
Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award North America 2018 Shortlist – Standout Ranking in "Access to New Markets and Capital" Category
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