Bradley Welcomes William W. Matchneer III to Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Practice Group

Press Release

Bradley is pleased to announce that William W. Matchneer III has joined the firm in its Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Practice Group in its D.C. office. Matchneer’s significant experience as an attorney in the financial services arena includes past roles with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“Bill brings to our Financial Services Litigation and Compliance team extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of key U.S. financial and housing sector agencies,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “We look forward to Bill’s contributions to the services we deliver to our clients in the banking and other financial sectors.”

Prior to joining the firm, Matchneer served as senior counsel with the CFPB’s Division of Research, Markets and Regulations, where he was the team lead for regulations implementing certain aspects of Dodd-Frank. His role with the CFPB also involved responding to public and Congressional inquiries on issues involving appraisals, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Secure and Fair Enforcement of Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE) and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA).

From May 2002 through June 2011, Matchneer served in multiple roles with HUD, most recently as a senior attorney advisor with the Office of General Counsel, Program Compliance Division. In this capacity, he provided legal counsel and guidance to Division attorneys and program clients on enforcement and litigation involving RESPA, as well as legal counsel involving the development of enforcement practices for ILSA and the SAFE Act. Also with HUD, Matchneer served as a senior administrator for the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing involving all aspects of HUD’s consumer financial protection programs, as well as the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs.

Previously, Matchneer was staff counsel to the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources. He also served as chief counsel to commissioners with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, as staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business, and as chief counsel to the American Worker at a Crossroads Project of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Matchneer earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Pace University.

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