Co-chair of the Financial Services Group and 32 years of experience in the banking industry. Legal career that spans all areas of banking compliance and finance law. Focuses on regulatory matters, M&A, legislation, transactions, and training. Represents a number of national and international financial institutions, and has practiced before the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC, the CFTC, and numerous state banking departments.
Adjunct professor at Duke University School of Law, U.S. Banking Regulation course.
Member of the ABA Business Law Section/Banking Law Committee, a Board member of the UNC Banking Law Institute, and a Practitioner-in-Residence at UNC School of Law. Member of the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association. Admitted to practice in North Carolina, Ohio (inactive) and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
JD (high honors) Duke University School of Law. BS (summa cum laude), The Ohio State University. Served as law clerk for The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.