Law Offices of Melanie L. Fein Ms. Fein provides legal services on a wide range of matters affecting domestic and foreign financial institutions including banks, savings associations, financial holding companies, securities broker-dealers, investment advisers, mutual funds, investors, and trade associations. Much of Ms. Fein’s practice focuses on issues at the intersection of banking and the securities laws. She regularly advises clients on matters before the federal banking agencies and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Goodwin Procter LLP 2003-2006, Partner. Ms. Fein represented financial institution clients on a variety of matters in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Law Offices of Melanie L. Fein 1999-2003. Ms. Fein represented financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory and legislative matters, including issues arising under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.
Arnold & Porter 1986-1999, Partner from 1989. Ms. Fein was a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and headed the firm’s Bank Mutual Funds Practice in Washington, D.C.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Senior Counsel, 1979-1986, Washington, D.C. Ms. Fein’s areas of responsibility included bank and bank holding company regulation with emphasis on nonbanking activities, securities activities, control issues, nonbank banks, mergers and acquisitions, interstate banking, state bank powers, regulation of thrifts and S&L holding companies, cross‑industry acquisitions, management interlocks, affiliate transactions, reorganization of the federal banking agencies, and other regulatory areas. Ms. Fein also was responsible for analyzing legislation affecting the Board, drafting proposed legislation, and writing Congressional testimony for Federal Reserve Chairman Volcker and other Board members.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Law Clerk, Legal Advisory Services Division, 1977‑78 Washington, D.C.