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Davis Wright Tremaine has added Chava Brandriss as a partner in its D.C. office.

Brandriss, who joins the firm from Hogan Lovells, represents banks, mortgage lenders and servicers in class actions, mass claims, appeals and large portfolios of individual lawsuits.

She also advises during government investigations, self-reporting and remediation situations, and on loss-mitigation practices.


Des Moines

LenderClose has hired Kamal Sager as a data analyst, Tabitha Rice as product manager and Christina Woods as project manager.

Sager joins LenderClose from Microsoft where he most recently provided data center IT technical support.

Rice most recently held a product manager position at Equifax, where she was promoted from entry level processor to operations manager in less than a year.

In her most recent role, Woods served as the managed services project coordinator for Associated Computer Systems.



Kenneth Bowen has joined Grandbridge Real Estate Capital as senior loan originator.

Prior to joining Grandbridge, Bowen had his own commercial mortgage brokerage and consulting firm. He also spent several years originating for Oak Grove Capital and its acquirer, JLL.

The bulk of his mortgage banking career was with Red Capital Group and its predecessor, Banc One Capital Funding.



WFG National Title Insurance Co. has named Chris Peugeot and Janelle Rosenbaum VP, area sales managers. Peugeot will work with agents in Tennessee and Rosenbaum will oversee agency work in upstate New York and New England.

Peugeot has more than 27 years of title insurance sales and management experience, most recently as VP sales and business development at Foundation Title & Escrow and before that as senior account executive for Data Facts.

Rosenbaum spent the previous five years as senior underwriting counsel and agency representative for Title Resources Guaranty Co. in New York.



McGlinchey Stafford said that Lynette Hotchkiss has joined the firm's consumer financial services compliance team in Nashville as of counsel.

Hotchkiss brings two decades of experience as in-house counsel for a variety of banks and financial institutions, as well as experience working for the Federal Trade Commission.

She will be advising banks, finance companies, mortgage lenders and servicers on regulatory compliance issues.

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