Brad Elbein, a former director of two Federal Trade Commission regional offices, has joined Barron & Newburger, P.C. as Managing Attorney of the firm's new Atlanta office.
Elbein brings more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of consumer and finance law and public policy, with a special emphasis on the automobile marketplace, advertising and UDAAP cases. He has lectured widely and trained numerous state attorneys general offices on multiple topics - including privacy and data security.
Barron & Newburger, P.C., is a national law firm with offices throughout the U.S. focusing on consumer financial services litigation, compliance and insolvency and bankruptcy litigation.
Elbein served as a Regional Director in two of the FTC's regions – the Southwest regional office and the Southeast regional office. In those roles, he investigated and litigated hundreds of federal consumer cases. He also has held leadership roles in the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as serving as the founding chief of the White Collar Crime Division of metro Atlanta’s central county.
"Brad’s extensive experience with consumer financial services regulation, enforcement actions and coordination with federal agencies and with state attorney’s general will be a significant addition to our practice," said Manny Newburger, the firms co-founder and leader of the firm’s financial services practice group. "Brad’s significant professional accomplishments have been matched by his personal character. Brad's deep, practical experience across multiple industries at several federal agencies and in private practice will be invaluable in helping Barron & Newburger continue to provide clients with personal and proven legal solutions."
Elbein believes the new position is an opportunity to continue helping people and companies find solutions to business and compliance issues.
"My entire career, I’ve helped people stay out of trouble or get out of trouble if they happen to fall into it. Whether I’m helping a company mitigate regulatory overreach, or finding a cost-effective solution to a legal tangle for a small business, I see my role as providing a creative and economical solution in the most direct way possible. I’m proud to be joining a law firm that share my philosophy.”
Elbein was Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Texas where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors in 1978. In 1982, he earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Texas. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas, Georgia, and multiple federal jurisdictions. In his spare time, he builds mandolins, some of which have been played around the world.