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Theodore Dowd

Comptroller of the Currency
Assistant Director for Securities and Corporate Pr
Washington, DC, USA


Ted Dowd is Director of the Securities and Corporate Practices Division in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Mr. Dowd oversees the legal department that provides legal interpretations and advice to OCC policymakers, senior managers, and examiners on a broad range of banking, securities, derivatives, and corporate governance matters.  This includes Volcker Rule implementation, capital markets activities, investment securities, securitization, Dodd-Frank rulemakings, and fiduciary matters.  His office is also responsible for legal issues related to national bank and federal savings association securities offerings and related disclosures.  

Prior to joining the OCC in 2006, Mr. Dowd served as a Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Division of Enforcement.  He represented the CFTC in numerous enforcement actions in Federal court.

Mr. Dowd received his law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  He is also a graduate of Providence College.

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