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Frederick M. Snow

First American Bank
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA


Frederick Snow, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, First American Bank, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Mr. Snow heads the bank's legal, compliance and real estate valuation groups, and has responsibility for risk management related to the bank's various business units. Mr. Snow's responsibilities include managing the legal affairs of the organization’s trade finance group, wealth management group, treasury group, corporate structure, human resources, and commercial and retail loan groups, as well as litigation, regulatory compliance and information security matters.

Mr. Snow serves as Secretary to the bank's holding company Board of Directors and is a member of the bank’s investment committee and executive loan committee.

Until 2005, Mr. Snow was a partner in Chapman and Cutler LLP, Chicago, Illinois, representing financial institutions, funds, underwriters, utilities and transportation entities as bond and underwriter's counsel in a variety of bond and project finance transactions.

Mr. Snow has served as a lecturer or moderator to various committees and continuing legal education seminars of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association concerning commercial finance, lender liability and credit enhancement.

Mr. Snow serves on the Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association, has served as chairman of its Commercial Transactions and the Financial Institutions Committees and serves on its Finance Committee.

Mr. Snow has been designated a member of Super Lawyers in banking by Thompson Reuters and a member of Leading Lawyer Network in finance law by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Mr. Snow is a past chairman and legal counsel of Jane Addams Resource Corporation, Chicago, Illinois and serves on the advisory board of Chicago Legal Prep, a legal themed college preparatory high school serving Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood.

Mr. Snow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and holds an LL. M. (with honors) in Taxation from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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