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Roland Eric Brandel, American lawyer. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award, California Bankers Association, 2000, American College Consumer Finance Services Lawyers, 2004, Business Law Sec, State Bar California, 2006.


Brandel, Roland Eric was born on November 30, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Eric John and Louise Catherine (Covich) Brandel.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1966. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1970.


Worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Admitted to the bar, 1967, California. Order of the Coif. Associate Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review, 1965-1966.

Law Clerk to Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor, California Supreme Court, 1966-1967. Member, Study Groups on Negotiable Instruments, 1982-1988 and Electronic Fund Transfer, 1988-1994, Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Chairman, San Francisco Bank Attorney Association, 1987.

Council Member, Section of Business Law, 1982-1986, Chairman, Committee on Consumer Financial Services, 1978-1983 and Ad Hoc Committee on Payment Systems, 1983-1988, American Bar Association. Chairman, Legal Advisory Committee, National Center on Financial Services, 1985-1990. Chairman, Financial Institution Committee, 1988-1989.

Vice-Chairman, 1992-1993, Chairman, 1993-1994, Business Law Section, State Bar of California. Co-Author: Truth-in-Lending: A Comprehensive Guide, Prentice Hall Law & Business, 1984. The Law of Electronic Fund Transfer Systems, Warren Gorham & Lamont, 1983.

The Community Reinvestment Act: Policies and Compliance, Prentice Hall, 1989. Morrison & Foerster is one of the world's largest international law firms with over 500 lawyers in 14 offices worldwide. The firm's legal practice encompasses every major area of commercial law, including corporate finance, project finance, institutional lending, financial services, real estate, environmental and land use planning, mining and natural resources, multimedia, intellectual property, energy, communications, computer technology, insurance, alternative dispute resolution, product liability, bankruptcy and workouts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, financial transactions, labor and employment, immigration, civil, criminal and securities litigation, entertainment and sports, food and beverage, health care, hotel and resort, antitrust, international business, international litigation and arbitration, trade regulation, transportation and tax.


Member Planning Commission City of Berkeley, 1972-1974. Chairman Waterfront Advisory Board, Berkeley, 1973. Member American Bar Association (chairman consumer finance services committee 2006, council business law 1982-1986, 2002-2006, chairman ad hoc committee payment systems 1983-1988), Institute Marine Resources (advanced.bd.

1983-1986), National Center Finance Services (chairman legal advisory committee since 1985, managing committee since 1983), State Bar California (chair business law section, 1993-1994, member 2006), American College Consumer Finance Services (president 1999-2001), University Chicago Law School Alumni (president 1968-1994).


Married Catherine Terry, July 3, 1963 (divorced July 1970).