Union County Savings Bank appoints McCarter & English’s Horn, former banking commissioner, as new general counsel

Union County Savings Bank, the 139-year-old community bank, said Wednesday that Michael Horn has joined as general counsel, where he will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs for the bank.

A partner at McCarter & English in Newark, Horn is one of New Jersey’s preeminent lawyers in the banking industry, assisting financial institutions and corporations with 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,” Joseph Yewaisis, Union County Savings Bank chairman and CEO. “As the former commissioner of banking for the state of New Jersey, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.”

Horn earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

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 Assembly and member of the Assembly Banking Committee for two years.  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.