Banking Law Subcommittees

Agency Comments and Resolutions

Chairs:
Salley, Stephen
Mahler, Aaron
Vice-Chair:
Yi, Charles
Young Lawyer Liaison:
Beauregard, Alyn
Mission Statement: The mission of the Agency Comments and Resolutions Subcommittee includes analyzing and commenting on matters that will impact banking law, regulation, and related policy.  Among other things, the subcommittee works on matters related to proposed rulemaking by the banking agencies, as well as proposed ABA resolutions relating to legislative and policy matters.  The subcommittee is charged with identifying the consensus views of the Banking Law Committee and conveying those views to necessary constituencies.

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Bank Examination Privilege Task Force

Chair:
Mayer, Frank
Mission Statement: The mission of the Bank Examination Privilege Task Force is to evaluate issues related to transparency from banking agencies in connection with requests for privileged information, and considering matters relating to reasonable parameters. The subcommittee is working on developing a consensus opinion of the Banking Law Committee regarding certain key issues pertaining to the bank examination privilege, and vehicles for developing mutually agreeable solutions for regulators and the industry.

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Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering

Chair:
Pinder, Thomas
Vice-Chairs:
Roberts, Debra
Toomey, Kevin
Mission Statement: The mission of the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Subcommittee is to provide a platform to understand the laws and regulations related to anti-money laundering, counter threat finance, and economic sanctions. The subcommittee facilitates discussions concerning developments in these areas that impact the banking and financial services industry. ​

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Banking Law Journal

Chair:
Bosco, A.J.
Vice-Chair:
Hill, Maya

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Commercial and Real Estate Lending

Chairs:
Dye, Christopher
Thompson, Matt
Mission Statement: The mission of the Commercial and Real Estate Lending Subcommittee is to identify and evaluate current legal issues in commercial and real estate lending. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Compliance, Examination and Audit

Chairs:
Foster, Richard
Elliott, Sarah
Vice-Chairs:
Alper, Elijah
Hletko, Valerie
Young Lawyer Liaison:
Bahn, Josephine
Mission Statement: The mission of the Compliance, Examination and Audit Subcommittee is to identify and analyze trends in compliance, bank examinations and audits. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Content

Chair:
Samuel, Andrew

Diversity and Inclusion

Chairs:
Warmsby, Keesha
Nunn, Robin
Mission Statement: The Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee provides strategic guidance relative to the Banking Law Committee’s mission of ensuring that we are appropriately diverse and inclusive with respect to culture and individual professionals within the Banking Law Committee. Among other things, the subcommittee seeks to ensure the engagement of lawyers representing diverse backgrounds, including diversity of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

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Educational Outreach

Chair:
Blayney, Michael
Vice-Chair:
Stern, William​

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Enforcement, Insider Liability and Troubled Banks

Chair:
Bisanz, Matthew
Vice-Chairs:
Silvia, Joseph
Stipano, Daniel
Young Lawyer Liaison:
Nwaoko, Pamela
Mission Statement: The mission of the Enforcement, Insider Liability, and Troubled Banks subcommittee is to identify and analyze trends in bank enforcement actions, director and officer liability, and troubled and failed banks. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section. 

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In-House Counsel

Chair:
Barnes, Karen
Vice-Chair:
Hamilton, Peggy
Young Lawyer Liaison:
Holden, Miriah
Mission Statement: The mission of the In-House Counsel Subcommittee is to identify and analyze issues faced by in-house counsel at financial institutions. Such matters often involve interactions with various internal and external individuals and entities, such as compliance departments, outside counsel, regulators, and vendors. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section. 

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International Banking

Chairs:
Rozansky, Gregg
Carroll, Katherine
Vice-Chairs:
Paridon, Chris
Webster, Stephanie
Mission Statement: The mission of the International Banking Subcommittee is to identify domestic and international legal issues that impact both international banks and U.S. banks with international activities. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Law School Teaching

Chair:
Penton, Janis
Vice-Chairs:
Lee, Paul
Mission Statement: The mission of the Law School Teaching Subcommittee is to create a forum in which law school professors can share relevant topics, methodologies, and syllabi.  The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Legislation and Regulation

Chairs:
Court, John
Chorazak, Mark
Vice-Chairs:
Harrington, Anna
McDowell, Carter
Ozeck, Sam
Zorc, Beth
Mission Statement: The Legislation and Regulation Subcommittee monitors legislative and regulatory developments impacting financial institutions, and interacts with relevant decisionmakers in the Legislative and Executive branches. This subcommittee also organizes and leads our Winter Standalone meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Linked-In

Chair:
Geiringer, John

Loan Workouts and Bankruptcy

Chair:
Cavallaro, Michael
Vice-Chair:
Knabe, Kris
Mission Statement: The mission of the Loan Workouts and Bankruptcy Subcommittee is to identify and analyze current legal issues relating to loan workouts and bankruptcy. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Initiatives

Chairs:
Robinson, Patricia
Vitale, Joseph
Vice-Chairs:
Anderson, Jarryd
Tipton, Taylor
Mission Statement: Understanding transactions and sharing transactional insights constitute the objectives of this subcommittee. Topics include document preparation, application procedures and substantive issues (antitrust, capital and financial condition and Community Reinvestment Act and convenience and needs of the community) relating to the purchase of banks and thrifts, the assisted purchase of troubled or closed banks or thrifts, the acquisition of nonbank subsidiaries, branch openings and closings, Hart Scott Rodino Act purchases and sales of assets, and liquidating banks.

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Membership

Chair:
Konko, Jennifer
Vice-Chair:
Hill, Maya
Mission Statement: The mission of the New Members Subcommittee is to introduce new members to the current members, structure, and traditions of the Banking Law Committee, and to develop programming to help mentor new banking lawyers. The subcommittee typically meets during Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section, as well as during our Winter Standalone meeting.

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Payments and Electronic Banking

Chair:
Holbrook, Paul
Vice-Chairs:
Krebs, Stephen
Sanford, BJ
Mission Statement: The mission of the Payments and Electronic Banking Subcommittee is to identify and analyze legal trends in payments and electronic banking, such as the Uniform Commercial Code, ACH, wire transfers, and virtual currency. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Pro Bono

Chair:
Reyes, Danielle

Regional and Community Banks

Chair:
Hudson, Gregory
Vice-Chairs:
Pelzer, Karen
Sones, Ben
Mission Statement: The mission of the Regional and Community Banks Subcommittee is to identify and analyze all banking matters affecting non-money center banks with a particular emphasis on corporate governance matters related to regulatory compliance, risk management, and corporate structure.  The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Retail Banking and Consumer Law

Chair:
Flynn, Michael
Vice-Chair:
Gevondyan, Hillary
Mission Statement: The mission of the Retail Banking and Consumer Law Subcommittee is to identify and analyze current trends in retail banking and consumer law more broadly, including trends impacting nonbank financial institutions. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Securities, Capital Markets and Derivatives

Chairs:
Pham, Caroline
Byrne, Timothy
Vice-Chairs:
Bosco, AJ
Humenik, Stephen
Mission Statement: The mission of the Securities, Capital Markets and Derivatives Subcommittee is to identify and analyze current legal trends in securities, capital markets and derivatives. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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State Law Developments

Chairs:
Omer, Gregory
Vice-Chairs:
Ord, Isabelle
Ahmad, Shazia
Mission Statement: The mission of the State Law Developments Subcommittee is to identify and analyze state law developments that could impact both state- and nationally-chartered banks, how federal preemption could impact those developments, and enforcement actions being taken by state agencies. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Systemically Important Financial Institutions

Chair:
Sahni, Reena
Vice-Chairs:
Portilla, David
Orme, Camille
Mission Statement: The mission of the Systemically Important Financial Institutions Subcommittee is to identify and analyze statutory, regulatory, and supervisory issues that impact the largest and most complex banking organizations. The subcommittee typically offers substantive programming on these topics at the Spring and Fall Meetings of the ABA Business Law Section.

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Task Force on Securities Holding Infrastructure

Chairs:
Mooney, Jr., Charles
Rocks, Sandra
Mission Statement: ​The Task Force on Securities Holdings Infrastructure will (i) examine the infrastructure for the intermediated holding of securities in the United States, (ii) identify. analyze, and assess the significance of any problems associated with the infrastructure, and (iii) identify and assess plausible means of addressing any problems.

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Technology

Chair:
Geiringer, John

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Trust and Investment Services

Chairs:
Papageorgiou, Phoebe
Zanotti, Kristina
Vice-Chairs:
Stern, William
Vincent, Joseph
Mission Statement: This subcommittee monitors all activities of a bank trust department or a trust company subsidiary of a bank holding company, including corporate, personal and institutional trust activities, custody services, employee benefit plan activities and transfer agent activities including issues related to the funding, organization and structure and regulatory requirements governing such activities.

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Webinars and Educational Outreach

Chairs:
Stern, William
Shannon, Jessica
Mission Statement: The mission of the Webinars and Educational Outreach Subcommittee is to develop banking law programs that will be delivered outside of the routine conference schedule, such as webinars, to support the Banking Law Committee.

Webmaster

Chair:
Seesel, Dana