Sweta Patel

Sweta Patel
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel

Sweta was named Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel for Lendmark Financial Services in 2021.

Sweta joined Lendmark as Assistant General Counsel in 2016, working closely with the previous, now retired General Counsel. She was quickly promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2017 and subsequently to Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in mid-2019 before being named Acting General Counsel in January 2020.

Sweta leads the in-house legal team, which provides legal counsel and expertise to all departments within Lendmark. Her 10 years’ experience and comprehensive understanding of consumer finance legal and regulatory requirements and corporate legal strategies allow her to contribute as an integral resource for strategic projects, including the Lendmark customer portal and mobile app, Electronic Signature (E-Sign) software, and an internal systems conversion project that changed the company’s origination platform. 

Prior to joining Lendmark, Sweta worked as an Associate at a large consumer bankruptcy practice and as an Assistant General Counsel for the Georgia Department of Insurance, which also regulated Georgia’s small loan industry during her time with the Department.

She is a member of the American Bar Association and serves on the ABA’s Consumer Financial Services Committee. Sweta earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University, College of Law, and her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia.