""Morrison & Foerster"":www.mofo.com/ has announced a new partner in the firm's financial services group.[IMAGE]
The company has added Thomas J. Noto to the division, which specializes in finance-related regulatory, litigation, and transactional practices for Morrison & Foerster.
Noto joins Morrison & Foerster from his previous role as associate general counsel at ""Bank of America"":https://www.bankofamerica.com/. While with BofA, Noto provided legal support for the bank's home loans segment, including broad responsibilities for the financial institution's mortgage, home equity, fair, and neighborhood lending.
""Tom has broad knowledge of the many issues affecting mortgage lenders and mortgage servicers in the current fast-changing environment, including the mortgage regulations that have flowed from Dodd-Frank,"" said Rick Fischer, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's financial services group. ""Our firm objective is to provide clients with market leading capability in all phases of bank regulatory activity -- consumer and wholesale, domestic and global.""
Noto commented on his new position, stating, ""I'm looking forward to being a part of one of the finest financial services practices in America. I've known and respected these partners for many years and look forward to building on the great work they have done, particularly in this time when mortgage lenders are witnessing unprecedented regulatory expansion and the steady increase in enforcement actions.""