PARTNER, BARNETT SIVON & NATTER. Financial services regulatory and legislative practice representing national and regional financial services firms and trade associations. Testified as an expert witness in litigation before the U.S. District Court and American Arbitration Association. Current position since 12/2004.
DEPUTY CHIEF COUNSEL, OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY. Responsible for legislative and regulatory issues, securities and corporate practices, bank activities, and international legal issues. Supervised the New York and Chicago offices. Member of the Basel II Capital Steering Committee and the National Risk Committee. 1/1995 - 9/2004
ACTING CHIEF COUNSEL, OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY. Supervised a law department of 150 attorneys. Deciding official for significant bank mergers, activity approvals and numerous regulatory issuances. 4/1998 - 12/1998.
REPUBLICAN GENERAL COUNSEL, U.S. SENATE, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Active in all aspects of the Committee's jurisdiction. Extensively involved in the consideration and passage of all financial services legislation considered by the Committee, including FDICIA, FIRREA, and the Interstate Banking Act. 1989 - 1995.
SPECIAL COUNSEL, U.S. SENATE, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Provided legal advice and assistance to the Committee with regard to financial services issues, including matters relating to enforcement and consumer laws. 1987 - 1989
SENIOR COUNSEL, FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD. Specialized in bank structure, bank holding company matters and legislation. Analyzed and wrote recommended orders involving bank holding company decisions of special significance and first impression. 1986 - 1987
SPECIAL COUNSEL, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, Republican Staff. Developed legislative proposals, analyzed pending bills, assisted Members during congressional hearings, and maintained liaison with administrative agencies. 1984 - 1986 (On detail from the Congressional Research Service)
LEGISLATIVE ATTORNEY, Congressional Research Service. Rendered legal research, advice and assistance to Members of Congress and staff relating to financial institutions law. 1977 - 1986
LL.M. 1979 National Law Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Degree awarded with highest honors.
J.D. 1975 Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
B.S. 1971 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Toys "R" Us v. Chase Bank USA, N.A., Commercial Arbitration No. 13-148-02432-08 (March 30, 2009).
Affinion Benefits Group, LLC v. Econ-O-Check Corp., No. 3:09-cv-0273, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (April 24, 2009).