The International Financial Law Review (IFLR) presented Squire Patton Boggs of counsel Donald Lamson with their Outstanding Achievement award at IFLR’s 11th annual America’s awards ceremony held at New York’s Pierre Hotel.
Mr. Lamson was recognized for his ‘critical role both in helping to write key US regulations and subsequently interpreting them in private practice.’ Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Mr. Lamson 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, he 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.
CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad was also presented with the contribution to regulatory reform award for his ‘actions during the financial crisis and for his subsequently clear-sighted leadership of the CFTC.’