Washington, D.C. – April 7, 2020 – As a rising young financial services lawyer, Chava Brandriss has a clear vision for building her practice, and she has found a home for it at Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT).
As the firm helps clients and colleagues during the pandemic, it continues to execute on its strategic plan and build for the future. Today, DWT announced Brandriss has joined its banking and financial services team as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office, the second recent addition to that office and the latest step in the firm’s 2020 campaign to build out scope, scale and depth in the key industries it serves.
Brandriss, who joins the firm from Hogan Lovells, represents banks, mortgage lenders and servicers in class actions, mass claims, appeals and large portfolios of individual lawsuits. She also advises during government investigations, self-reporting and remediation situations, and on loss-mitigation practices. Her practice complements the team’s consumer regulatory stronghold and brings additional depth to its litigation and investigations capabilities. She will also support the team’s work with fintech companies in California, one of the firm’s key geographic areas.
"I speak loan servicer," said Brandriss," and DWT is the perfect place for me to build my practice supporting them. The banking and financial services team here is clearly top-of-market, and the firm has very strong technology, privacy and security teams to back it up. And, as important, DWT is an ideal place for a rising partner to build a practice. It heavily supports younger partners in business development and provides them with a broad range of leadership opportunities. There are also many women leaders here and connections to other women leaders in the corporate and investment world through the firm’s Project W programs."
"We are a firm focused on helping lawyers build successful practices, and Chava is exactly the kind of lawyer we look for," said Bradford Hardin, co-chair of the banking and financial services group. "She is entrepreneurial and technically excellent, has vision, ambition and drive, and embraces the value of working collaboratively to serve clients and build our team."
Brandriss also has an active pro bono practice focused on housing segregation and its contribution to entrenched racial inequality. She and her team received the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Robert F. Mullen Pro Bono Award for their successful work on a long-running lawsuit challenging housing policies in the New York suburbs.
This is the eighth targeted lateral partner hire DWT has announced in 2020, all in the industry and geographic areas prioritized in the firm’s strategic plan. Since 2014, the firm has seen significant and steady growth in several key performance metrics, outpacing the vast majority of the AmLaw 100.
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