September 19, 2022: Union County Savings Bank, the 139-year-old community bank, has announced that Michael Horn has joined as General Counsel. In his new role, Mr. Horn will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs for the bank, in addition to providing expert counsel to the Executive Leadership Team on all matters of law and policy.
Mr. Horn is a partner at McCarter & English in Newark and is one of New Jersey’s preeminent lawyers in the banking industry, assisting financial institutions and corporations with their regulatory, corporate governance, and litigation needs, including securities, corporate governance, regulatory issues, and internal investigations.
“It’s an honor to welcome Mike to our leadership team. Mike’s legal acumen and experience in the banking industry is second to none,” said Joseph Yewaisis, Union County Savings Bank Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “As the former Commissioner of Banking for the state of New Jersey, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.”
Mr. Horn earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
Mr. Horn serves on and previously chaired the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and chairs the Corporate Governance Committee. He served as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and member of the Assembly Banking Committee for two years. Mr. Horn also served as the Commissioner of Banking for the state of New Jersey for two years and was appointed as New Jersey State Treasurer. While in state government, Mr. Horn served for four years on the Executive Committee on Ethical Standards as both vice chairman and chairman. He was also appointed as a State Advisory Member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and was a member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
About Union County Savings Bank
Union County Savings Bank was founded in October 1883 and is headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey. UCSB is an FDIC-insured bank with $1.9 billion in total assets, and currently operates four branches in Union County, New Jersey.