Fannie Mae named Brian Brooks its new executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Nov. 10. Brooks joins Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank, where was vice chairman and chief legal officer.

Brooks brings more than 20 years of legal and business experience to Fannie.

“Brian has an impressive background in business and law, and is deeply credentialed in financial services and housing finance,” said Timothy Mayopoulos, president and chief executive officer at Fannie Mae.

“Brian is an outstanding complement to our leadership team as we focus on supporting the economic recovery, improving our company, and building a sustainable housing finance system.”

While at OneWest, Brooks advised executive management and the board of directors on all key legal, risk, and strategic issues, developed and implemented strategies to manage litigation and government inquiries, and led the bank’s compliance with regulatory orders on mortgage servicing and foreclosures.

Prior to joining OneWest, Brooks a managing partner at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myer.

“It is an honor to become part of Fannie Mae and join their important work to support the economic recovery and build a strong housing finance system for the future,” Brooks said.

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