Paul Nelson has over 45 years of involvement with the regulatory and legal compliance issues facing banks and nonbank financial services providers. His five years as a Senior Attorney and Acting Regional Counsel with the Comptroller of the Currency formed the basis of his education in the principles of bank regulation as practiced in the U.S. He has served as a General Counsel of the US House Banking Committee and as a lawyer in private practice. He has several years of experience with prominent consulting firms — PricewaterhouseCoopers, Promontory Financial Group and two smaller consulting firms.
He was SVP and Chief Compliance Officer for IBJ Whitehall Bank and Trust, a part of the Mizuho Group. For 11 years he was SVP, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of NewTower Trust, Bethesda, MD. Most recently he was a Director (Audit Committee Chair) and Officer (EVP, Compliance and Trust Officer and Corporate Secretary) with Reserve Trust Co., Denver, CO.
In his long history in financial services regulation, he has represented clients in courts, before the Federal and State financial regulatory agencies, the U.S. Congress, the SEC and arbitration panels.
He holds an A.B. degree from Colgate University and J.D. and L.L.M. degrees from the George Washington University.
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