NEW YORK – Reed Smith has made yet another significant hire in its Financial Industry Group (FIG), announcing today that Robert Goldenberg has joined the firm as counsel. Rob brings almost 25 years of banking regulatory experience, having spent the better part of that time in senior in-house roles at several of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Over his career, Rob has advised on all aspects of consumer lending and bank regulatory matters. He has previously served as the head of wealth management legal and managing director at Bank of New York Mellon. In this role, he advised the bank’s CEO and senior management on all aspects of lending (including forward mortgages and reverse mortgages), investment management, custody and trusts and estates / fiduciary matters for high net worth clients, and provided ongoing advice and assistance on bank regulatory matters. Prior to BNY Mellon, Rob held the roles of acting general counsel, deputy general counsel and executive director at UBS Wealth Management Americas, where his responsibilities included interpreting Dodd-Frank requirements and assessing its business impacts, serving as lead legal counsel on structural, regulatory and other matters pertaining to the formation of a de novo bank, and advising on the applicability of credit crisis regulatory relief programs to UBS.