Brian P. Brooks is Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer. Formerly Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Mr. Brooks oversaw the Legal Department and Government and Industry Relations. He served as a senior advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors.
Before joining Fannie Mae in November 2014, Mr. Brooks was Vice Chairman of OneWest Bank, where he served as chief legal officer and oversaw the bank’s fair lending, corporate customer experience, and mortgage marketing and communications groups. In that position, he advised executive management and the board of directors on legal, risk, and strategic issues; developed and implemented strategies to manage litigation and government inquiries; led deal teams for strategic transactions; and led the bank’s compliance with regulatory orders on mortgage servicing and foreclosures. Before that, Mr. Brooks was a Managing Partner at the global law firm O’Melveny & Myers, where he led an office of more than 150 attorneys, represented major financial services companies in a variety of litigation and enforcement matters, and played a lead role in crafting the banking industry’s response to the 2010–2011 foreclosure crisis.
Mr. Brooks has a bachelor of arts in government from Harvard University and a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago.