Brenna McGee is an associate in the Austin, Texas office of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. She counsels banks, credit unions, fintech companies, retailers and other financial services providers on a broad range of matters related to payments, technology, privacy, virtual currencies and other innovative financial products, with a focus on regulatory and compliance issues.
Brenna frequently assists banks and other financial institution clients with a variety of regulatory and corporate matters, including preparing regulatory applications and notices; developing strategies for implementing digital/mobile banking and other innovative financial products; designing treasury management and payment processing arrangements; and drafting technology, outsourcing and vendor contracts. She advises fintech companies, money transmitters and alternative payment providers on the permissibility and structure of new activities, including conducting due diligence reviews; analysis of federal money services business registration and state money transmission licensing requirements; and preparing customer-facing documentation and disclosures. Brenna also represents banks and fintech companies in government investigations and enforcement actions.
Prior to joining Hunton, Brenna was an Assistant General Counsel at the Texas Department of Banking. During her time at the Department, Brenna collaborated on investigations and initiatives with state and federal regulators, including the FDIC, OCC, CFPB and SEC. She negotiated more than a dozen settlements in bank and money transmission enforcement actions, leading to the prohibition of several bankers and more than $500,000 in fines and penalties.
Brenna is a member of the Texas Bankers Association’s inaugural “Future of Banking” Task Force. She previously served as the Chair of the Financial Institutions Section of the Austin Bar Association.