ALBANY, N.Y. -- McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that Zir-Wei "Wendy" Lin has joined the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Compliance practice group in Albany, New York as legislative and regulatory developments attorney. Wendy works with McGlinchey’s compliance attorneys to track and report on updates in the various state and federal regulatory and legislative landscapes that may impact financial services clients.Zir-Wei

“We are pleased to welcome Wendy to the McGlinchey team,” said Mark Edelman, chair of McGlinchey’s national Financial Institutions Compliance practice group. “Our team’s timely, effective counsel is rooted in up-to-date knowledge of what’s happening in legislatures and regulatory agencies around the country. Applying Wendy’s compliance analysis to those developments in real time will equip us to deliver excellent advice to our clients.”

Prior to joining McGlinchey, Wendy served as a legal compliance consultant for a large technology company based in Taiwan. She focused on tracking federal, state, and local legislation and regulations for the company’s global subsidiaries, monitoring developments in the areas of corporate, employment, and privacy laws in California, Delaware, Texas, and Vermont as well as Japan and Germany. She also served as a corporate attorney for a computer manufacturer, managing trademark licensing in Pacific Asia, Europe, and the United States.

“Wendy’s experience with a wide variety of regulatory regimes will benefit our clients tremendously,” said Jeffrey Barringer, Managing Member of the Albany office. “We look forward to adding her business and legal skills to our practice.” McGlinchey has 12 attorneys practicing in its Albany and New York City offices, and a total of 15 attorneys licensed to practice in New York.


Wendy received her S.J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and her LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Policy from the School of Law at the University of Washington. She hold an MBA from the National Cheng Chi University, Institute of Intellectual Property, in Taipei, where she also earned two undergraduates degrees in Law and Political Science.

Wendy’s hiring continues the expansion of McGlinchey’s nationwide Financial Institutions Compliance team, which has welcomed 8 new attorneys in 2022 and 2023. This team comprises more than 50 financial services regulatory attorneys and licensing professionals who advise clients on the full universe of regulatory compliance concerns.

With a “nationwide” ranking in the 2023 Chambers USA guide, the team represents banks, finance companies, online lenders, credit companies, FinTechs, payment processors, and representatives of the education, automotive, and mortgage finance industries. McGlinchey’s compliance team offers industry-leading knowledge spanning 50 states and federal regulatory regimes, from compliance advice to representing clients during inquiries, examinations, and investigations.

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