Squire Patton Boggs announced the appointment of Donald N. Lamson, a senior financial services regulatory lawyer, as of counsel in the firm’s Washington DC office. He joins a growing financial services practice group within the law firm that provides legal, regulatory and public policy services to financial institutions, alternative capital sources and other financial intermediaries.
Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Mr. Lamson was a partner with Shearman & Sterling LLP and spent 30 years as a senior lawyer with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the regulator of national banks and federal savings associations. During his last year in government, Mr. Lamson was seconded to the Treasury Department to assist in drafting portions of the Dodd-Frank Act, including Title VII (swaps and derivative reforms) and Title IX (securities regulation reforms), and the Volcker Rule.
Mr. Lamson advises financial institutions on compliance with the Volcker Rule, derivative activities, consumer financial regulation and other matters. He also provides regulatory advice related to mergers and acquisitions and assists foreign banks in a wide variety of compliance matters and in establishing and expanding their presence in the United States.
“Don’s appointment is another step in the growth of our Financial Services Practice,” said Jim Barresi, Squire Patton Boggs’ global financial services practice group leader. “Don’s experience will add value to our clients and complements our existing regulatory team in the U.S.,” including:
- Bob Barnett, a former Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC);
- Ray Natter, a former Deputy General Counsel of the OCC and senior lawyer at the Federal Reserve Board;
- Zach Luck, a former Senior Advisor to the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on legal and policy matters;
- Jim Sivon, a former general counsel of the Association of Bank Holding Companies and staff director for the Republican Members of the House Financial Services Committee;
- Steve McHale, a former acting General Counsel and chief enforcement and national security counsel of the U.S. Department of Treasury; and
- Mark Botti, a former Section Chief of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, responsible for the antitrust review of financial institution mergers and acquisitions and other potentially anticompetitive conduct.
Mr. Lamson is ranked nationally by Chambers and Partners for Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance). He is also co-author of “Federal Reserve’s Reserve Requirements on Deposits as Applied to Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks,” Chapter 4, Regulation of Foreign Banks & Affiliates in the U.S., (Eighth Edition, Jun. 2014) (with Bradley K. Sabel, J. Christina Broch, Jamal B. Al-Haj, Jenny Ding); the co-author of “Issuance and Listing of Securities by Foreign Banks and the U.S. Securities Laws,” Chapter 8, Regulation of Foreign Banks & Affiliates in the U.S., (Eighth Edition, Jun. 2014) (with Lisa L. Jacobs, Stuart Fleischmann, Jonathan M. Weld); and the co-author of Chapter 10 in that same volume, “Nonbanking Activities of Foreign Banks,” with Bradley Sabel, J. Christina Broch, Jamal Al-Haj, and Jenny Ding.