Awards presented by National Association of Attorneys General
Anchorage, AK – June 25, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Roy Cooper and Assistant Attorney General Phil Lehman received national awards last week for their work negotiating a landmark settlement that helped lower mortgage payments for struggling homeowners, set new rules to prevent improper foreclosures, and provided an economic boost to North Carolina.
The National Association of Attorneys General presented the awards at its annual summer meeting in recognition of Cooper and Lehman’s work hammering out the settlement with the country’s five largest mortgage loan servicers. Lehman received the Attorney General Staff Member of the Year Award, and Cooper was awarded a special president’s award.
Lehman graduated from Harvard and law school at Catholic University and also served as an officer in the US Navy. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he worked at North Carolina Legal Aid for 10 years, where he also focused on consumer protection.
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