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Former FTC Regional Director Brad Elbein Joins Barron & Newburger, P.C.; Veteran Federal Regular Offers Clients Practical Perspective

Atlanta, GA:  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.

Mr. Elbein brings over 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 United States focusing on consumer financial services litigation, compliance, and insolvency and bankruptcy litigation.

Mr. Elbein served as a Regional Director in two of the Federal Trade Commission’s regions – the Southwest regional office and the Southeast regional office. In those roles, he investigated and litigated hundreds of federal consumer cases. He has also held leadership positions 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,” explained 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.”

Mr. Elbein sees this new position as an opportunity to continue to assist people and companies in finding 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.”

Mr. 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 globe.

About Barron & Newburger, P.C.

Barron & Newburger, P.C. is a national law firm based in Austin, Texas with offices throughout the United States. The firm’s financial services division represents credit grantors, debt buyers, collection agencies, and law firms in litigation, regulatory, and compliance matters. Its attorneys have practiced before the Supreme Court, seven federal appellate courts, and in over twenty-five federal districts across the country. The firm is known for creative problem-solving, cost effective litigation management and class action defense, operations experience and regulatory affairs.


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