Bradley is pleased to announce that Robert M. Couch has rejoined the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group following a year-long tenure serving as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Federal Financial Monitor for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Prior to his most recent role with HUD, Mr. Couch was a member of Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group from July 2009 to January 2020. Among his many roles in government and industry services, Mr. Couch previously served as General Counsel of HUD, President of Ginnie Mae and Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Couch has also served as a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Housing Commission, a member of President George W. Bush's Task Force on the Status of Puerto Rico, President and CEO of New South Federal Savings Bank in Birmingham, and General Counsel and CFO of First Commercial Bancshares.
“We are pleased to welcome Rob back to Bradley,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “His wealth of knowledge and the breadth of his experience across the financial services industry, particularly with regard to its interplay with federal and state regulatory bodies, as well as government-sponsored enterprises, is exceptional. Rob’s return further deepens the resources available to our clients through our national Banking and Financial Services team.”
Mr. Couch’s practice focuses on counseling clients on significant and sensitive legal matters involving oversight, risks and interplay with regulatory and government sponsored entities affecting the financial services industry. In addition, he assists clients with a broad array of legal and strategic issues across the housing industry.
“I am excited to be returning to Bradley,” said Mr. Couch. “The firm is a leader in the financial services industry, and I look forward to helping our financial institution clients as they navigate the legal and business challenges facing the industry as we witness the changes in Washington and the continuing impact of the pandemic.”