Former BNY Mellow Legal Exec Goldenberg Joins Reed Smith

Robert Goldenberg joined Reed Smith as counsel in the law firm’s Financial Industry Group.

Goldenberg brings almost 25 years of banking regulatory experience, having spent the better part of that time in senior in-house roles at several of the world’s largest financial institutions. Over his career, he has advised on all aspects of consumer lending and bank regulatory matters.

Goldenberg previously served as the head of wealth management legal and managing director at Bank of New York Mellon. In this role, he advised the bank’s CEO and senior management on all aspects of lending, investment management, custody and trusts and estates/fiduciary matters for high net worth clients, and provided ongoing advice and assistance on bank regulatory matters.

Prior to BNY Mellon, Goldenberg held the roles of acting general counsel, deputy general counsel and executive director at UBS Wealth Management Americas, where his responsibilities included interpreting Dodd-Frank requirements and assessing its business impacts, serving as lead legal counsel on structural, regulatory and other matters pertaining to the formation of a de novo bank, and advising on the applicability of credit crisis regulatory relief programs to UBS.

Goldenberg additionally served as legal counsel to the consumer deposits team at Bank of America and led the advice and guidance team at Morgan Stanley.

“Our retail and commercial bank clients have a constant need for regulatory guidance from outside counsel who understands both a regulatory landscape in constant flux, as well as the legal responsibilities of consumer-facing divisions of large financial institutions,” said Ed Estrada, global chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. “In Rob, we are very fortunate to bring on an attorney who has significant expertise in both areas. We welcome him to our firm and look forward to introducing him to our bank clients.”

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