Thomas Vartanian Publications

Books & Reference Works

(Authored & Co-Authored)

The Bank Investor’s Survival Guide: A Guide for Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund and Activist Investors to Navigate U.S. Federal Bank Investment Rules (Dechert LLP 2016)

The Volcker Rule: Commentary and Analysis (Thomson Reuters 2014)

Bank D&O Defense Manual (Dechert LLP, 2012)

Analysis of Financial Regulatory Reform [The Dodd-Frank Act] for the American Bankers Association (2010)

The Bank Holding Company Guide: New Rules of the Road for Banks and their Investors (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2009)

Equity Investments and Controlling Acquisitions Involving U.S. Financial Institutions (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2007)

Banker’s Pocket Guide to Information Security (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 2005)

Achieving Legal and Business Order in Cyberspace:  Jurisdictional Issues Created by the Internet Chairman, American Bar Association Cyberspace Jurisdiction Project, (October 2000)

21st Century Money, Banking & Commerce (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (1998)

The Management of Risks Created by Internet-Initiated Value Transfers (National Automated Clearing House Association 1995)

The Fair Lending Guide (Glasser Legal Works, 1995)

Contracting with the RTC and FDIC (Prentice Hall Law and Business, 1991)


Selected Published Articles

(Authored & Co-Authored – Descending Order 2021 – 2010)

Will the real financial bubble please stand up? March 8, 2021, The Hill

FinTech calls the question: Different rules for digital and traditional banking? June 26, 2020, The Hill

The Fed and the Pottery Barn Doctrine, June 18, 2020, The Hill

OCC’s proposal rightfully directs banks to upgrade, June 17, 2020, American Banker (BankThink)

Dealing with Troublous Times, May 21, 2020, The Hill

If the second economic ‘shoe’ drops, Congress must avert a collapse, May 4, 2020, The Hill

Calls for CECL delay expose standard’s flaws, March 24, 2020, American Banker (BankThink)

A five-point antidote to the financial pandemic, March 19, 2020, The Hill

How regulators can kick COVID-19’s bank shock into remission, March 17, 2020, The Hill

Fix CRA before cracking down on bank mergers, December 18, 2019, American Banker (BankThink)

Regulators’ push for innovation shouldn’t come at expense of prudence, October 25, 2019, American Banker (BankThink)

Why the Financial Accounting Standards Board Must Hit Pause on CECL, July 23, 2019, Washington Times

Virtual Currency Debate Needed the Jolt it got From Facebook, July 1, 2019, American banker (BankThink),

A broken accounting system in need of repair, May 28, 2019, The Hill

The unintended consequences of interest rate caps, May 19, 2019, The Hill

FASB’s accountability Problem, April 26, 2019, American Banker (BankThink)

With stress test, less is more, April 17, 2019, American Banker (BankThink)

Criticism of BB&T-SunTrust deal is overblown, February 26, 2019, American Banker (BankThink)

The bigger big data gets, the bigger the risks it poses, February 3, 2019, The Hill,

Nefarious Nations will take the lead on AI if the US doesn’t, Decebmer, 12, 2018, The Hill,

 Financial overregulation wasted the last eight years, December 12, 2018, The Hill,

Financial technology needs rules of engagement, November 6, 2018, American Banker (BankThink),

Why reg relief is moving in the right direction, Sept 20, 2018, American Banker (BankThink),

The Key to Efficient Regulation?  Less is More, American Banker – BankThink (June 4, 2018)

DOJ’s Effort to Stop ‘Piling On’ Banks A Good First Step, American Banker – BankThink (May 23, 2018)

Bank Enforcement 2016: Enforcement Actions Return To Pre-Financial Crisis Levels With a Focus on Major Actions — Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Report (August 30, 2017)

Why Would Anyone Sane Be a Bank Director?,  Wall Street Journal, op-Ed (August 29, 2017)

A cautionary note for those intent on gutting GSEs — American Banker (July 30, 2017)

An Annotated Agenda for Reform of the Federal Regulation of Financial Institutions — White Paper (July 30, 2017)

Here Comes The Rule-Making Revolution Law360 (March 8, 2017)

Fintech’s Road to Regulatory Acceptance Is Just Starting — American Banker (December 8, 2016)

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump: Seven Financial Services Regulation Priorities — American Banker (November 10, 2016)

Bank Enforcement 2015: Activity Remains Stable as CFPB and DOJ Continue to Play a Big Role — Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Report (July 24, 2016)

Banks Must Not Let Up in Fight for Regulatory Balance — American Banker (July 11, 2016)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Dodd-Frank Act – Part I — Bloomberg BNA Banking Daily (April 24, 2016)

FSOC Shouldn’t Be Shocked a Judge Slammed SIFI Process – American Banker (April 13, 2016)

Is Dodd-Frank Doing Its Job? — American Banker (September 22, 2015)

Do Financial Institutions Have Any Attorney-Client Privilege Left? — American Banker (August 27, 2015)

Enforcement Actions Decline but Fines Hit Historic Highs in 2014 — Bloomberg BNA (June 14, 2015)

FSOC Designation: Is the Cart Outrunning the Horse? — Bloomberg BNA Advisory Board: Conversations (April 20, 2015)

High Time to Revisit Bank Control Rules — American Banker (February 1, 2015)

What the DOJ Wants When It Comes Knocking — American Banker (September 28, 2014)

Enforcement Actions Continue Three-Year Decline; DOJ Emerges as Major Player — Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Report (May 19, 2014)

Averting the Next Financial Crisis — Business Horizon Quarterly (April 30, 2014)

How Many Bank Supervisors Do We Need? American Banker – BankThink (March 17, 2014)

To Grow or Not To Grow: Regulatory Burdens Increase as Banks Get Bigger, New York Law Journal (Dec. 15, 2013)

Residential Mortgage Securitization Update:  GSE Reform Bill, The Real Estate Finance Journal, (Sept. 21, 2013)

Tougher Enforcement Actions Are Coming, American Banker – BankThink, (Sept. 10, 2013)

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acts to Expand Its Authority Over Nonbank Consumer Financial Services Companies, Financial Fraud Law Report, (Aug. 31, 2013)

How Dodd-Frank Makes M&A More Difficult, American Banker – BankThink (Aug. 30, 2013)

How to Minimize the Risks of New Mortgage Rules, American Banker – BankThink (July 9, 2013)

Bankers Are Held Accountable for Their Actions, American Banker – BankThink (April 2, 2013)

2012 Bank Enforcement Actions Still high, New Directions, Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Report (April 2, 2013)

More Enforcement Actions Are Coming, American Banker – BankThink, (March 12, 2013)

Home Lenders Fair Lending Dilemma, American Banker: The Financial Services Daily (March 3,


How To Fight Back Against Bad Agency Decisions, American Banker – BankThink,(January 15 2013)

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes Mortgage Servicing Reforms, The Real Estate Finance Journal – ThompsonReuters (Dec. 17 2012)

Local Governments Consider Using Eminent Domain to Seize Underwater Mortgages, ABA State & Local Law News (Oct. 3, 2012)

10 Things to Know About Tarp Transactions, American Banker – BankThink (Sept. 27, 2012)

Review of 2011 Bank Enforcement Actions and Trends, Bloomberg BNA Law Watch (June 11, 2012)

Complexity Concerns Matter Most in Merger Approvals, American Banker – BankThink (May 22,


AG Settlement Will Harm, Not Help Economy, American Banker – BankThink (March 13, 2012)

All You Need to Know About CFPB Exam Is in the Manual, American Banker – BankThink (Feb. 12, 2012)

7 Dodd-Frank Reforms to Watch Out for in 2012, ABA Banking Journal (Jan. 12, 2012)

The Dawning of Systemic Regulation, New York Law Journal (Jan. 8, 2012)

Prepare for the Worst in FDIC Director Suits, American Banker (Dec. 7, 2011)

Comparative Analysis: SIFIs – Too Big to Fail, International Financial Regulation Review (BNA International) (Nov. 14, 2011)

Will CFPB Make Policy via Rules – or Enforcement? American Banker (Nov. 13, 2011)

Living Wills Could Pit U.S. Stability Against Duty to Shareholders, American Banker (Aug. 28, 2011)

Navigating the Recapitalization Process, American Banker, (April 27, 2011)

2010 Review of Enforcement Actions: A Hardened Government Attitude, BNA’s Banking Report (April 18, 2011)

Uncertainty Can Carry a High Price, Investment Dealers’ Digest (Jan. 27, 2011)

Viewpoint: Minimizing the Dodd-Frank Burden, American Banker (Jan. 18, 2011)

Sweeping Regulation: The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Nonbanks, In-House Defense Quarterly, (Jan. 18, 2011)

Systemic Regulation of Large Bank Holding Companies Under the Dodd-Frank Act,  Bank Accounting & Finance (Dec. 30, 2010)

Viewpoint: New Rules of Regulatory Engagement, American Banker, (Dec. 13, 2010)

Viewpoint: Create Tools, Not Rules to Truly Protect Consumers, American Banker (Sept. 16, 2010)

Viewpoint: Dodd-Frank Sleeper Provisions Will Have the Largest Long-Term Impact, American Banker (Sept. 9, 2010)

Conference Report: Dodd – Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, American Bankers Association, July 13, 2010


(Ascending Date Order 1982 – 2010)

Supervisory View of Mergers, Acquisitions, Conversions, The Business Lawyer (April 1982)

Single S&L Holding Companies Well Positioned to Compete, American Banker (May 12, 1982)

FHLBB Helps Bring About Major Changes in Thrifts, Legal Times (November 1, 1982)

Potential Competition and Bank Mergers: Defense Blueprint for the 1980s, The Banking Law Journal (November-December 1982)

Regulatory Restructuring of Financial Institutions and the Rebirth of the Thrift Industry, Legal Bulletin (January 1983)

It Sounds Like a Banker’s Fantasy, but it Isn’t, American Banker (April 13, 1983)

Conversions May Spur Thrift Industry Rebirth, American Banker (April 14, 1983)

Regulation and Deregulation of the Savings and Loan Industry, Housing Financial Review (April 1983)

The Garn-St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982:  The Impact on Thrifts, Housing Financial Review (April 1983)

Reformers of Banking Regulation Must Articulate Goals, Legal Times (September 19, 1983)

If You’re Thinking of Acquiring a Thrift . . . ., ABA Banking Journal (November 1983)

Thrifts Upstreaming Capital to Holding Companies, Legal Times (November 7, 1983)

SIA v. Comptroller: Veiled Victory for National Banks, Legal Times (November 14, 1983)

Understanding Management Perks in a Stock Conversion, American Banker (November 28, 1983)

Garn Bill Offers a Mixed Bag of Tricks, Treats, Legal Times (January 23, 1984)

The Restructuring of Savings Institutions, The Business Lawyer (February, 1984)

Bidding for Thrifts is an Art, American Banker (February 28, 1984)

The Brokered Deposit Debate: Disillusioned Regulators Overreact, Banking Law Report (March, 1984)

Counsel Can Help Thrifts Ward off Hostile Takeovers, Legal Times (March 26, 1984)

Regulatory Agencies Send Mixed Signals on Bank Inroads on Insurance Business, Banking Law Report (May 1984)

Bank Officer and Director Liability – Regulatory Actions, The Business Lawyer (May 1984)

Acquisitions of Commercial Banks by Savings Institutions, Banking Law Report (June 1984)

The MBS Revolution, The Scott Report (July 1984)

SIA Decision Gives a Boost to Thrift Subsidiary Powers, Legal Times (July 2, 1984)

Offerings Provide Thrift Financing Alternatives, Legal Times (August 13, 1984)

Thrift Institutions Adopting More Shark Repellents, Legal Times (October 1, 1984)

FHLBB Proposed Guidelines May Discourage De Novo Thrift Charters, Banking Law Report (November 1984)

Conversions, Powers and Acquisitions, Practicing Law Institute 1984 Annual Institute on Securities Regulation (Seminar Discussion)

Interest On Demand Deposits:  The Erosion of Regulation Q’s Last Stronghold, Annual Review of Banking Law (1985)

Courts Precisely Defining Bank Regulatory Powers, Legal Times (March 18, 1985)

Leveraged ESOP Can Aid Thrift Takeover Defense, Legal Times (March 25, 1985)

Director and Officer Liabilities:  Preparing for and Defending Against D&O Litigation and Enforcement Actions, Legal Bulletin (March 1985)

Limiting Thrift Deposit Growth, Banking Law Report (May 1985)

Business Judgment Rule Shield is Penetrated, Financial Services Law Report (May 1985)

FHLBB Changing Controls on Control Changes, Legal Times (July 29, 1985)

How Company Officials Can Avoid Liability in Regulatory Suits, American Banker (September 17, 1985)

Strategies For Revitalizing The Savings Industry:  A Blue Print For Discussion and Debate, Quarterly Statement (November l985)

Thrift Industry Conversion Amid The Threat of Hostile Takeovers, Bottomline (November l985)

Shopping For Accounting Opinions, Financial Services Regulation (December 11, l985)

Beware of Pitfalls When Issuing Preferred Stock, Financial Services Law Report (January l986)

Financial Institutions Deserve Due Process Too, Legal Times (January 20, 1986)

Demutualization of the Savings Industry, Connecticut Law Tribune (March 24, 1986)

Bank Board Widens Scope of Interstate Branching, Legal Times (May 5, 1986)

Asset Quality for Savings Institutions, Financial Services Regulation (May 7, 1986)

FHLBB Liquidity Rules:  In a Fluid State, Banking Law Report (August, l986)

The FHLBB Moves to Limit Loans to One Borrower, Banking Law Report (November, 1986).

REMICS Provide New Vehicle for the Secondary Mortgage Market, American Banker (November 14, 1986)

Thrift Takeovers and Acquisitions of Control, Financial Services Regulation (December 10, 1986)

D.C. Court Criticizes Federal Regulators on Getty Bank Bid, Legal Times (January 5, 1987)

State vs. Federal Regulations:  A Study in Mutually Verifiable Coexisitence, The Connecticut Law Tribune (January 12, 1987)

Changing From Mutual to Stock Can Work Magic If It’s Done With Proper Care, Bottomline (January 1987)

Newly Converted Thrifts Have a Lot to Think About, Bottomline (February 1987)

Regulatory Trends and Operational Hazards in the Thrift Industry, The Profit Line (March 1987)

Merging With the FDIC Will Not Solve the FSLIC’s Problems, American Banker (May 8, 1987)

Thrift Acquisitions 1987:  A Search for a Meaningful Regulatory Framework, Federal Bar News & Journal (May 1987)

Acquisitions are Becoming a Specialization, Savings Institutions (May 1987)

What the Bank Board Should Do About Derivatives, Mortgage-Backed Securities Letter (June 1, 1987)

The FSLIC Can Survive, Ohio Savings & Loan League Record (July-August 1987)

Amendments to the Mutual-to-Stock Conversion Process, Financial Services Regulation (September 23, 1987)

Banking Act: Another Failure to Address System’s Problems, Legal Times (December 14, 1987)

Survival Demands A Role Change, Savings Institutions (December 1987)

The Brave New World of Interstate Opportunities for Savings Institutions, Legal Bulletin (March 1988)

FSLIC Needs More Than Cash, FHLBB Outlook (May/June 1988)

The Time for Debate Is Past:  FSLIC Needs Restructuring Now, Legal Times (January 16, 1989)

A Tune-Up Won’t Do; Thrift Industry Needs an Overhaul of Its Regulatory System, Manhattan Lawyer (January 30, 1989)

Assisted Acquisitions in The Bush Era, Bottomline (May 1989)

Let’s Make a Deal:  Asset Coverage Under FDIC and FSLIC-Assisted Thrift Rescue Plans, Banking Law Review (June 1989)

Thrift Acquisitions by Industrial Companies in The Post-FIRREA Environment, Banking Expansion Reporter (June 5, 1989)

FHLBB’s Investment v. Trading Rules Present New Problems for Portfolio Management, BNA (August 7, 1989)

Thrift Acquisitions:  Sorting through the Deposit Insurance Confusion, Banking Law Review (Winter 1990)

Financial Intermediation 101 in the Twenty-First Century, Financial Managers Statement (January/ February 1990)

Bank Holding Company Acquisitions of Thrifts After FIRREA, The Review of Banking and Financial Services (September 27, 1989)

Woes in Financial Industry Challenge Outside Directors, American Banker (April 6, 1990)

New SEC Enforcement Unit Targets Financial Institutions, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Spring 1990)

Recent Actions by the Federal Banking Agencies, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Summer 1990)

RTC Asset Management Opportunities for Banks and Thrift Institutions, Banking Expansion Reporter (September 3, 1990)

When Subsidiaries Stumble, Parents Face Tough Choices, American Banker (September 12, 1990)

Mortgage Servicing Rights: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t. The Bureau of National Affairs (March 4, 1991)

Hard Choices: Issues Affecting Directors and Officers of Banks and Thrifts in a Hostile Environment, M&A and Corporate Governance Law Reporter (March 1991)

Bank Management and Disposition of RTC-Controlled Assets, The Review of Banking and Financial Services (March 13, 1991)

Doing Business with the Resolution Trust Corporation, Bottomline (May/June 1991)

Banks Need More Nonbank Capital, American Banker (May 3, 1991)

Bank Disclosure Responsibilities in an Economic Downturn, Hoosier Banker (May 1991)

RTC: The Grim Repudiator, Journal of RTC Real Estate (September/October 1991)

Early Resolution’ Heralds a New Ball Game, American Banker (January 10, 1992)

Hard Choices:  Post-FDIC Improvement Act Challenges for Bank and Thrift Boardrooms, Bank Governance Law Reporter (February 1992)

Accelerated Resolution Program: Benefits and Pitfalls, American Banker (March 5, 1992)

FDICIA Has Important Implications for Bank and Thrift Board Rooms, Banking Policy Report (March 16, 1992)

Early Resolution Bank Assistance:  The Case for a New Look, Ohio Record (March/April 1992)

Hard Choices II and III:  The Impact of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 on the Board Room, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Fall 1992)

Thicket of New Rules on Executive Pay Creates Thorny Problems for the Unwary, American Banker (January 7, 1993)

Trends in Bank Regulation for the 1990’s, Savings & Community Bankers of America (February 7-11, 1993)

How the Business and Regulation of Banking Has Changed For Directors, Illinois Reporter (May-June 1993)

RTC Counts Cash First, Investigates Liability Later, Banking Policy Report (June 19, 1993)

More Tightening Ahead For Regulatory Noose, American Banker (June 25, 1993)

Hard Choices IV:  the New Era for Directors and Officers — Bank Regulators Implement the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Summer 1993)

The Hidden Perils of Prompt Corrective Action, ABA Banking Journal (September 1993)

Trends in Bank Regulation, Ledger, Indiana League of Savings Institutions (September-October 1993)

The Borrower’s Art of Self Defense, Urban Land (January 1994)

Proposed CRA Rules Go Beyond Clear Boundaries of Law, Banking Policy Report (March 21, 1994)

Narrowing the RTC’s Wide Subpoena Net, Legal Times (April 4, 1994)

Supreme Court Rebukes FDIC on Broadening Lawyer Liability, Banking Policy Report (July 4, 1994)

The Chevy Chase Case: Setting A New Direction For Federal Fair Lending Efforts, Banking Policy Report (September 19, 1994)

Revising Regulation B: Codifying the Obvious Or Making New Law?  Banking Policy Report (February 6-20, 1995)

Bank Takeovers: Where Shareholder Expectations Meet Investor Impatience, Banking Policy Report (June 5, 1995)

In Technology Race, Banks Must Focus On Their Main Advantage, American Banker (September 14, 1995)

The Challenge of Cultural Consolidation: SEC-OCC Joint Fund Examinations Agreement, NSCP Currents (A Publication of the National Society of Compliance Professionals) (October 1995)

Tearing Down The Tax Wall Between Banks And Thrift Institutions, Banking Policy Report (October 16, 1995)

Disparate Impact Discrimination: Fair Lending at a Crossroads, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Winter 1995)

Regulators Take Balanced Approach to Evolving Policy on Derivatives, Banking Policy Report (November 20, 1995)

Shifting Sands of Bank Management, Legal Times (week of December 18, 1995 & December 25, 1995)

GAO Issues Report on the Community Reinvestment Act, SNL Securities Compliance Fax (January 2, 1996)

A Bank Director’s Guide To Codes Of Conduct, Brochure Published by American Association of Bank Directors (1996)

OCC Seeks To Modernize Fiduciary Rules, SNL Securities Compliance Fax (February 12, 1996)

OCC Proposes To Revise Investment Securities Rules, SNL Securities Compliance Fax (February 26, 1996)

OCC Broadens And Refines Operating Subsidiary Rules, SNL Securities Compliance Fax (March 4, 1996)

The Business of Banking in the Age of the Internet:  Fortress or Prison, Banking Policy Report (March 4-18, 1996)

Line of Business Joint Venture Opportunities, SNL Securities Compliance Fax (March 18, 1996)

Technology’s Silver Lining and Banking’s Dark Clouds, American Banker Future Banking (March 18, 1996)

Federal Reserve Board Issues Proposal on Stored Value Cards, SNL Securities Compliance Fax (March 25, 1996)

Mondex’s Swindon Test Points to Future of Electronic Cash, American Banker Future Banking (April 15, 1996)

Justice Department Enters Into $4 Million Settlement Involving Alleged Loan Pricing Discrimination, SNL Compliance Fax (May 13, 1996)

Congress Introduces Legislation to Study Merger of the Banking and Thrift Industries, SNL Compliance Fax (May 28, 1996)

Bills Introduced on Encryption Technology, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (May 1996)

Technology and the Payment System: How Banks Will Fit Into The Brave New World of Banking, Market Solutions (June 1996)

Banking Agencies Lay Groundwork For Technology Subsidiaries, SNL Compliance Fax (June 17, 1996)

Key Questions for Emerging Systems: Where is the Money? American Banker Future Banking (June 17, 1996)

FRB Stored Value Card Proposal Begins to Trigger Reaction, SNL Compliance Fax (July 1, 1996)

Goodwill Decision by Supreme Court May Lead to Economic Crossroads, SNL Compliance Fax (July 22, 1996)

Circuit Courts Issue Opinions Regarding Disparate Impact Claims Under the Fair Housing Act, SNL Compliance Fax (July 29, 1996)

Reinventing the Bank as an Idea Factory, American Banker Future Banking (August 19, 1996)

DOJ Enters Into $4 Million Settlement Regarding Loan Broker Pricing Discrimination Allegations, SNL Compliance Fax (September 16, 1996)

Echoes Of The Past With Implications For The Future: The Stamp Payments Act of 1862 And Electronic Commerce, BNA’s Banking Report, Vol.67 pp. 465-470 (September 23, 1996)

Federal Regulators Open Technology Window for Banks, Interactive Financial Services: Strategies for Online Delivery (October 1996)

Bank Regulations Are No Obstacle to E-Money Ventures, American Banker Future Banking (October 21, 1996)

The Future is Foreseen in the BIF/SAIF Bill, SNL Compliance Fax (October 28, 1996)

The Rebirth of Financial Pioneering, Illinois Reporter (September/October 1996)

Integrion Financial Network:  A New Stage for Electronic Banking, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (October1996)

Corporate Compliance Programs: Effective Programs May Protect Corporate Directors From Personal Liability, SNL Compliance Fax (November 25, 1996)

Stored Value Cards and Electronic Payment Systems, The Review of Banking & Financial Services (November 20, 1996)

When the Lender Calls the Tune, The Inevitable Tension of Financial Covenants, Business Law Today (November/December 1996)

Technology Advances Require New Kind of Code of Conduct, American Banker Future Banking (December 9, 1996)

Many Evolutionary Factors Point One Way: The Internet, American Banker Future Banking (December 23, 1996)

OCC Authorizes National Bank Investment In Mondex, SNL Compliance Fax (December 30, 1996)

Wanted: Standards and Codes for Allocating Liability, American Banker Future Banking (January 21, 1997)

Georgia Internet Law Raises Jurisdictional Questions for Electronic Commerce, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report, (February 1997)

Doing Business on the Net Sure to Change Risk Profiles, American Banker Future Banking (February 18, 1997)

A Cashless World, Credit Union Management (February 1997)

Digital Certification: New Wrinkles in Managing Risk, American Banker (July 1, 1997)

Multiple Legal Setups Imperil Electronic Commerce, American Banker (July 9, 1997)

Supreme Court Invalidates Government Regulation of Indecent’ Internet Content, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (July/August 1997)

The Case for National ID Verification Standards, American Banker (September 24, 1997)

Preparing the Record for Year 2000 Litigation: Understanding the Dynamics of the Problem and the Regulatory Concerns, SNL Compliance Fax (October 29, 1997)

A Survey of Selected Federal Regulatory and Legal Developments in Electronic Financial Services, The Business Lawyer (November 1997)

Preparing the Record for Year 2000 Litigation: Understanding the Dynamics of the Problem and the Regulatory Concerns, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (November/December 1997), Vol. 2 No. 6

The Management of Risks Created by Internet-Initiated Value Transfers, A Report Prepared for The Internet Council of the National Automated Clearing House Association (1997)

OCC Approves Operating Subsidiary To Act As First Bank Certification Authority, SNL Compliance Fax (January 20, 1998)

Digital Financial Future is Only Delayed for Minor Maintenance, FutureBanker (September 1998)

Year 2000 compliance checklist, Business Law Today (September/October 1998)

The Confluence of International, Federal, and State Jurisdiction over E-Commerce [Part I], Journal of Internet Law (November 1998)

The Confluence of International, Federal, and State Jurisdiction over E-Commerce [Part II], Journal of Internet Law (December 1998)

Court Watch: Results of Y2K Litigation Are Beginning to Emerge, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (February 1999)

When Tech Marries Money, Legal Times (March 1, 1999)

A US Perspective on The Global Jurisdictional Checkpoints in Cyberspace, Pike & Fischer Internet Law and Regulation (May 1999)

It’s a question of jurisdiction; irreconcilable differences in cyberspace, Business Law Today (July/August 1999)

If You Build It, They Will Come, American Banker (September 10, 1999)

The Year 2000 Litigation landscape for Financial Services Companies, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (November 1999)

Knocking on Boardroom Doors, Legal Times (February 14, 2000)

Export Control Regulations Revised, Cyberspace Lawyer (February 2000)

Start-Up Kits, Tech Counsel (August 14, 2000)

The Future of Electronic Payments:  Roadblocks and Emerging Practices, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (September 2000)

Whose Laws Apply to Electronic Commerce? Global eCommerce Law and Business Report (September 2000)

Whose Laws Rule the Internet?  A U.S. Perspective on the Law of Jurisdiction in Cyberspace, International Law Forum du droit international 2 (November 2000)

Where in the World is Your Web Site, Tech Counsel (March 12, 2001)

Cookies, Telephones & Spleens:  The Evolving Theology of Data Control, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (March 2001)

Finders, Keepers; Losers, Weepers:  Electronic Exchanges and the Business of Banking, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (September 2001)

Regulators Eye Electronic Banking Boundaries, American Banker (September 11, 2001)

Sept. 11 Attacks Illustrated New Risks to Banking System, American Banker (November 2, 2001)

U.S. Court Releases Yahoo! Inc. from Compliance with French Court Order, Global eCommerce Law and Business Report (December 2001)

Financial Services and Security Management:  An Old Question with New Twists, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (December 2001/January 2002)

When You Outsource Your Technology You Don’t Outsource Responsibility, American Banker (April 26, 2002)

Proposed ID Regs Pose Challenges, American Banker (July 19, 2002)

Information Sharing Under the USA Patriot Act, The Banking Law Journal (July/August 2002)

The Superior Bank Failure Model:  Partnering with the Government, American Banker (August 2, 2002)

Prepare a Defense Strategy in Case Your Institution Fails, American Banker (August 9, 2002)

Suit Over Superior Bank Failure Raises Public Policy Issues, American Banker (January 10, 2003)

Thread in Data-Safety Lapses Was Failure to Follow Policy, American Banker (January 17, 2003)

Enforcement Isn’t the Same Even If the Numbers Are, American Banker (March 21, 2003)

The Next Phase in Privacy Law?  The Duty to Disclose Unauthorized Access to Personal Information, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (April 2003)

M&A in a Risky Environment:  Make Sure You Get What You Pay For, Community Banker (July 2003)

New Banking Laws Starting to Transform Enforcement, American Banker (September 26, 2003)

Have 15 Years Really Made FDIC Insurance Funds Safer?, American Banker (March 12, 2004)

Five (Nonrevolutionary) Industry Predictions, American Banker (March 23, 2004)

Enforcement Trends:  Criminal Charges and State Participation, American Banker (March 26, 2004)

New Sarbanes-Oxley Rules Pose Data System Hurdles, American Banker (June 8, 2004)

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Underscores Importance of Information Security, Community Banker (June 2004)

Legal and Business Implications of the Future of Electronic Payments, Electronic Banking Law and Commerce Report (April 2004)

What New Agency Powers Mean for Financial Auditors, American Banker (July 23, 2004)

Money Laundering Dominates Bank Enforcement Actions, American Banker (September 24, 2004)

A Solid Know-Your-Customer Plan, American Banker (October 15, 2004)

Minimizing BSA Vulnerability, American Banker (January 14, 2005)

Focus on BSA, Laundering Continued, American Banker (April 1, 2005)

It’s Time for Some Regulatory Balance, American Banker (July 22, 2005)

Bank Regulators Require Notice of Unauthorized Access to Consumer Data, Electronic Commerce & Law Report (June 8, 2005)

Information Security:  Principles and Best Practices, ABA Banking Law Committee eNewsletter (July 2005)

Bank Enforcement ’05:  Pressure on Execs, American Banker (September 16, 2005)

To Blow the Whistle or Not?, Business Law Today (September/October 2005)

FDIC’s Fresh Thinking on Stored Value, American Banker (October 21, 2005)

Stakes and Complexity Likely to Increase in Litigation Regarding Liability for Information Security Breaches, Privacy & Security Law (November 21, 2005)

Internal Investigations in the Post Sarbanes-Oxley Era, ABA Banking Law Committee eNewsletter (November 2005)

Higher Stakes, Greater Complexity Likely in Security Breach Liability Cases, BNA Banking Report (November 28, 2005)

Op-Sub Preemption:  Courts Rein in States, American Banker (December 23, 2005)

Section 10A and the Internal Investigations at Financial Institutions, ABA Banking Law Committee eNewsletter (April 2006)

Regulatory Trends:  Looking Back, Ahead, American Banker (May 26, 2006)

Three Compliance Challenges and Solutions for 2006, Community Banker (June 2006)

So Your Company Has Suffered a Data Security Breach – What Next? Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Summer 2006)

Different Sets of Trends:  External vs. Internal, American Banker (September 8, 2006)

Identity Theft and Financial Institutions, ABA Banking Law Committee eNewsletter (September 2006)

Laundering Remains Top Agency Priority, American Banker (November 17, 2006)

Justice Dept. Eases Push on Firms’ ‘Cooperation’, American Banker (December 22, 2006)

Section 10A is Serious Business for Bankers, American Banker (February 16, 2007)

Preparing Post-Watters ‘Op Sub’ Strategies, American Banker (March 2, 2007)

Disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports: Who Can Disclose It and Where Can It Go? ABA Banking Law Committee Journal (March 2007)

Bank Regulators’ Statement on Subprime Lending a Roadmap to Potential Enforcement Actions, Banking & Financial Services Policy Report (April 2007)

Control Issues:  When Did Our Fund Suddenly Become a Bank Holding Company? The Deal (April 16, 2007)

Crisis and Opportunity in Subprime Mortgage Markets, US Banker (April 2007)

No Subprime Crisis, But Fixes May Create One, American Banker (May 18, 2007)

2006 Bank Enforcement Trends:  Focus on Compliance Program Efficacy, BNA’s Banking Report (June 4, 2007)

The Board of Directors and Information Security, Community Banker (June 2007)

2007 Bank Enforcement Trends:  Foreign-Owned Banks in Spotlight, BNA’s Banking Report (September 24, 2007)

A Private-Equity Primer for Bank Investments, American Banker (November 9, 2007)

Private Equity Deals Growing in the Banking Business, Community Banker (February 2008)

Why Control Rules Need Modernizing, American Banker (February 15, 2008)

Preemption Decisions a Key to Future Subprime Litigation? BNA’s Banking Report (March 24, 2008)

Bank Enforcement Trends 2007:  The Axe Begins to Fall Harder, BNA’s Banking Report (April 14, 2008)

Some New Dynamics for Troubled Institutions, American Banker (July 18, 2008)

Assault on the Shrine:  The Demise and Possible Revival of the Attorney-Client Privilege, ABA Banking Law Committee Journal (July 2008)

Update the Rules for Private-Equity Stakes, American Banker (August 29, 2008)

Has the Time for Regulatory Restructuring Arrived? Bank Accounting & Finance (August-September 2008)

Some Models for M&A By Private-Equity Firms, American Banker (October 3, 2008)

Bank Regulatory Activity Heats Up as Markets Cool Down, BNA’s Banking Report (October 6, 2008)

The Rising Tide:  Financial Crisis Brings Surge in Securities Litigation Against Bank, BNA’s Banking Report (February 24, 2009)

A Review of the FDIC’s Latest Tools for Resolving Problem Banks, ABA Banking Law Committee Journal (March 2009)

Regulatory Rubber Meets Rough Economic Road in Financial Crisis, BNA’s Banking Report (April 7, 2009)

Crisis Revamps Patterns of Bank and S&L Holding Company Approvals, BNA’s Banking Report (April 28, 2009)

Debate Brews Over Obama Regulatory Reform Plan, Portfolio Media, Publisher of Law360 (June 30,

Actions Lag Financial Crisis But Reflect Continuing Troubles, BNA’s Banking Report (October 27, 2009)

Regulatory Reconstruction Revolution, The Deal Magazine (December 21, 2009)

Enforcement Actions Against Banks Exceeded 1000 for First Time in 2009, BNA’s Banking Report (March 2, 2010)

Capital and Control:  Two Sides of the Same Coin for Community Banks, Community Banker (March 2010)

Clear Up Capital Regs, Free up Capital Access, American Banker (April 20, 2010)

The Retribution Phase of The Financial Meltdown, American Banker (June 1, 2010)



(2019 – 2010)

  • Public Policy Conference: Permits, Licenses and the Administrative State, Center for the Study of Administrative Law (October 23, 2018).
  • Volcker Rule 2.0 – Webinar (July 18, 2018)
  • Financial Services Regulation Reform: What to Look for in 2018 — Webinar (February 13, 2018)
  • 2017 Financial Services Forum – Presented by New York Bankers Association (November 11, 2017)
  • CFPB and Consumer Protection Hot Topics Webcast — Presented by Grant Thornton, Webinar (September 27, 2017)
  • 2016 Regional Insurance Counsel Roundtable — Presented by the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2016)
  • Dechert Book Launch & Bank Investment Program: The Bank Investor’s Survival Guide — What Funds Need to Know About Investing in Financial Companies in 2016, New York (June 16, 2016)
  • The MetLife Impact on FSOC and SIFI Designations of Asset Managers — Legal Forum at the Investment Company Institute’s General Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C. (May 18, 2016)
  • Systemic Risk & Asset Management: How FSOC Designation, Greater Prudential Regulation and Risk Management Will Impact the Business & Its Regulators — San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco (December 8, 2015)
  • Defending Bank Enforcement and FDIC D&O Suits: Latest Cases, Defenses, and Successful Litigation Strategies, Webinar (October 13, 2015)
  • Federal Bank Enforcement Actions Decline but Fines Hit Historic Highs — A Webinar Presented by Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (September 8, 2015)
  • The Volcker Rule at 5 Years — A Webinar Presented by Dechert, Webinar (August 5, 2015)
  • Capital Standards: The Future of Oversight — Insured Retirement Institute’s 2015 Government, Legal & Regulatory Conference, Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2015)
  • European Funds Breakfast Seminar — A Seminar Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services Team, Paris (June 3, 2015)
  • Role of Funds and Asset Managers in Financial Stability — IBA’s 26th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds, Paris (May 30, 2015)
  • Too Big to Fail — UNC School of Law Banking Institute, Charlotte, NC (March 25, 2015)
  • Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry — A Breakfast Briefing Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services Group, Palm Desert, CA (March 17, 2015)
  • What Would “Prudential Supervision” Mean for Asset Managers and Markets? — Conference on Financial Stability and Asset Management, Boston, MA (March 11, 2015)
  • Bank Enforcement Actions; 2014Roundtable With the Experts: New Issues, Higher Penalties, Joint Enforcement Actions — Strafford, Webinar/teleconference (September 16, 2014)
  • FDIC and Other Banking Agency Litigation Against Auditors, Law Firms, Appraisers and Other Outside Advisors — Strafford, Webinar/teleconference (August 7, 2014)
  • For Financial Institutions: Securities Enforcement 2014 — ALI – CLE, Audio Webcast (June 19, 2014)
  • CFPB Financial Institution Enforcement 2014 — ALI – CLE, Audio Webcast (May 15, 2014)
  • The Reconstruction of Mortgage Lending: The Impact of the New CFPB and GSE Reform — UNC School of Law Banking Institute, Charlotte, NC (April 2, 2014)
  • Bank Enforcement 2014 — ALI – CLE, Audio Webcast (March 20, 2014)
  • Living with the Volcker Rule: Volcker Rule Impacts on European Asset Managers — A Webinar Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services Group and EFAMA, Webinar (February 26, 2014)
  • Business Opportunities In and Out of QM — American Bankers Association Seminar for Presidents, Naples, FL (February 23, 2014)
  • Living with the Volcker Rule: Covered Funds — A Webinar Series Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services and Finance and Real Estate Groups, Webinar (January 30, 2014)
  • The FINAL Volcker Rule: What Is at Stake? — ALI CLE, Webinar (January 24, 2014)
  • Living with the Volcker Rule: Proprietary Trading — A Webinar Series Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services and Finance and Real Estate Groups, Webinar (January 23, 2014)
  • Living with the Volcker Rule: Overview — A Webinar Series Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services and Finance and Real Estate Groups, Webinar (January 16, 2014)
  • Annual Risk Management Conference — Risk Management Association, Philadelphia, PA (November 16, 2013)
  • The Challenges Created by the Ability-To-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rules: How to Evaluate the Risks and Implement Mortgage Programs — American Bankers Association, Telephone Briefing (November 12, 2013)
  • Impact of New Mortgage Rules on Banks: A Strategic Guide to the ATR/QM Rules — New York Bankers Association, Webinar (September 12, 2013)
  • 2013 American Mortgage Conference — North Carolina Bankers Association, Raleigh, NC (September 8, 2013)
  • Qualified Mortgage Rule — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP and North Carolina Bankers Association, Webinar (July 31, 2013)
  • Bank Enforcement Actions: New Issues, Higher Penalties, Joint Enforcement Actions — Strafford, Webinar/teleconference (July 18, 2013)
  • Understanding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — A CLE Course Presented by the Law & Economics Center at the George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA (May 2, 2013)
  • Qualified Mortgages: A Sea Change for Mortgage Lenders — American Bankers Association Real Estate Lending Conference, New Orleans, LA (April 11, 2013)
  • Qualified Mortgages: A Sea Change for Mortgage Lenders, Americna Bankers Assocition Real Estate Lending Conference (April 10, 2013)
  • Charting a Course for 2013: Dodd-Frank Implementation and Strategic Options — A Program Presented by the North Carolina Bankers Association and Dechert LLP, Durham, NC (February 21, 2013)
  • A New World for Mortgage Lending: CFPB Issues Qualified Mortgage Rule — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 23, 2013)
  • Living With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 20, 2012)
  • Prospects for Money Market Fund Regulation — A Webinar Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services Group, Webinar (September 13, 2012)
  • 2nd Annual American Banker Regulatory Symposium — American Banker, Arlington, VA (September 12, 2012)
  • The Euro-Banking Crisis: the Impact on Banks and Their Investors and Clients — A Webinar Presented by Dechert’s Financial Services Group, Webinar (July 11, 2012)
  • Securities and Mortgage Litigation: Preparing for the Next Wave — Presented by Dechert’s Finance and Real Estate Litigation Practice, New York, NY (May 10, 2012)
  • Litigation and Enforcement Update — The Financial Services Roundtable’s Spring Meeting of the Lawyers Council, Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2012)
  • The Dodd-Frank Report Card: New Receivership Sheriff in Town — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (April 18, 2012)
  • The Dodd-Frank Report Card: Rebuilding Regulations — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (April 11, 2012)
  • The Dodd-Frank Report Card: Living Wills — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (March 21, 2012)
  • Investing in Distressed Bank Assets Conference — Association of Financial Markets in Europe, London (March 15, 2012)
  • The New Government Program to Convert Foreclosed Single Family Properties Into Rental Units: Investor Opportunities — A Live Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Live Webinar (March 8, 2012)
  • The Dodd-Frank Report Card: Systemic Regulation — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (March 7, 2012)
  • The Dodd-Frank Report Card: The Volcker Rule — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (February 29, 2012)
  • The Dodd-Frank Report Card: New Enhanced Prudential Standards — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (February 22, 2012)
  • Understanding How Systemically Important Financial Institutions Will Be Regulated Under Dodd-Frank — The National Law Journal & Bloomberg Government, Webinar (February 16, 2012)
  • Bank Director and Officer Liability Defense — West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (January 24, 2012)
  • The Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Regulatory Response: European Bank Actions and Investment and Acquisition Opportunities (New York, NY) — A Seminar Presented by Dechert LLP, New York, NY (January 19, 2012)
  • New World of Asset Securitization: Risk Retention, Conflict of Interest, Reg A/B II — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 4, 2012)
  • The New World for S&L Holding Companies: The Impact on Trust Banks, Insurance Company HCs and Intermediate Holding Companies — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (December 14, 2011)
  • FDIC Suits Against D&Os and Institution Affiliated Parties: Theories, Cases and Defenses — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (December 7, 2011)
  • The Volcker Rule: Where Are We And Where Are We Going — ALI – ABA, Webinar (December 6, 2011)
  • Goodbye Too Big To Fail, Hello Orderly Liquidations & Living Wills: How Large Financial Companies and the Markets Will Adapt — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 30, 2011)
  • The Volcker Rule: Intended and Unintended Impacts on U.S. and Foreign Entities — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 16, 2011)
  • Domestic and European Failed Bank Investments and Living Bank Recaps: New Investment Rules, Adapting to the FDIC SOP and Foreign Bank Considerations — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 14, 2011)
  • A Step Closer to Systemic Regulation: SIFI Designation and FRB Regulation of SIFIs and Large Bank Holding Companies — A Webinar Presented by Dechert LLP, Webinar (November 9, 2011)
  • Preparing for a New Environment for Compliance and Enforcement — New York Bankers Association Financial Services Forum, New York, NY (November 8, 2011)
  • Dodd-Frank Legal Roundup — West LegalEdcenter Webcast, Webinar (October 11, 2011)
  • The Dodd-Frank Act One Year Later: Keeping our Markets Competitive Post Regulatory Reform — U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, Washington, DC (July 19, 2011)
  • US and European Financial Institutions: Structuring and Protecting Investment Opportunities in Difficult Times — A Seminar presented Dechert’s Financial Services and Corporate and Securities Practice, London (May 19, 2011)
  • The New World of Asset Securitization and Orderly Liquidation — West LegalEdcenter, Webcast (February 1, 2011)
  • The Emerging Regulatory Agenda of the Obama Administration: Two Examples of What You Can Expect and the Impact on Your Business — DRI Corporate Counsel Roundtable, New York, NY (January 20, 2011)
  • How Companies Obtain Working Capital and Acquisition Financing in Light of New Governance Rules — West LegalEdcenter’s Financing Public Companies after Financial Services Re-regulation, Webinar (November 30, 2010)
  • Actions Against Officers and Directors of Financial Services Organizations — PLI’s Financial Crisis Fallout 2010: Emerging Enforcement Trends, New York, NY (November 4, 2010)
  • Strategic Solution Session: Preparing for the Implementation of Financial Reform — American Bankers Association 2010 Annual Convention, Business Expo and Directors’ Forum, Boston, MA (October 17, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: Impact on Systemically Significant Companies, Living Wills, Enhanced Supervision, FDIC Receiverships, and Creditor Issues — Presented by the American Bankers Association, Webinar (August 18, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: Consumer Protection, Examination, Enforcement, State AG Roles, Preemption and Mortgage Underwriting — Presented by the Financial Services Roundtable, Webinar (July 29, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: Changes in Bank Activities, Spin Off Restructuring, Volcker Rule Issue, Enforcement Considerations, and Changes in Affiliate Rules — Presented by the American Bankers Association, Webinar (July 27, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: Summary of the Entire New Law, Including Systemic Regulation, FDIC Receiverships, New Capital Rules, and Consumer Protection — Presented by the North Carolina Bankers Association, Webinar (July 27, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: Consumer Protection and the New Bureau of Consumer Protection — Presented by the American Bankers Association, Webinar (July 23, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: New Safety and Soundness Regulation for Banks and Capital, Liquidity, LOB, Concentration, Deposit Insurance and Governance Changes — Presented by the American Bankers Association, Webinar (July 22, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: Regulation and Supervision of Non-Banks, ILCs and Consumer Banks, Securities and Insurance Activities, Changes for FHLBanks, and Regulation of Financial Market Utilities (FMUs) — Presented by the Financial Services Roundtable, Webinar (July 22, 2010)
  • The Restoring American Financial Stability Act: The New Regulation of Banks & Non-banks — Presented by Thomson Reuters, Webinar (July 21, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: The New Regime for Systemically Significant Companies, Financial Stability Council and Office of Financial Research, Enhanced Prudential Regulation, and the Impact on Activities and the Volcker Rule — Presented by the Financial Services Roundtable, Webinar (July 15, 2010)
  • Analysis of Proposed Banking Reform: The Roles of New & Exisiting Agencies, the Impact of New Activity Restrictions, and the New Regulations Required — Presented by the Financial Services Roundtable, Webinar (July 8, 2010)



Past Chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee 1998-2002



American Bankers Association v. National Credit Union Administration, (D.D.C. 2017), Counsel for Amici Curiae Independent Community Bankers of America and Affiliated State Associations

Independent Community Bankers Association v. National Credit Union Administration, (E.D. Va. 2017), Counsel for Independent Community Bankers Association

MetLife Inc. v. Financial Stability Oversight Council, (D.C. Cir.  2016), Counsel for Amicus Curiae U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Investment Company Institute

MetLife Inc. v. Financial Stability Oversight Council, (D.D.C. 2015), Counsel for Amicus Curiae U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Perry Capital LLC v. Mnuchin, (D.C.Cir. 2015), Counsel for Amicus Curiae Independent Community Bankers of America and the Association of Mortgage Investors

Sprigle v. Glenn, (2d Cir. 2006), Counsel for David Glenn

Independence Federal Savings Bank v. Bender, (D.D.C. 2004), Counsel for Independence Federal Savings Bank

Abigail Adams National Bank v. Reynolds, (D.D.C. 1997), Counsel for Abigail Adams National Bank

Weyerhaeuser v. U.S., (Ct. of Fed. Claims 1995), Counsel for Weyerhaeuser

Anchorage Capital Group Inc. et al v. Deutsche Bank, Inc., Counsel for Senior Note Creditors of WAMU Receivership.

Texas Savings Community Bankers v. Federal housing Finance Board, Counsel for Amicus Curia, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

RTC v. Cohen, Counsel to Arthur Cohen

Fidelity Federal Savings v. FHLBB, Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank Board

Fidelity Fed. S. & L. v. De la Cuesta, Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank Board

IBAA v. Heiman, Counsel to Comptroller of the Currency

U.S. v. First National Bancorp,  Counsel to Comptroller of the Currency

U.S. v. Zions First National Bancorp, Counsel to Comptroller of the Currency

First National Bank of LaMarque v. Smith,  Counsel to Comptroller of the Currency

M&M Leasing v. Seattle First National Bank, Counsel to Comptroller of the Currency