Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team members Ed O’Keefe and Tom Pennington, joined by Neil Bloomfield, Josh Lanning and Brian Soja attended The Clearing House’s Annual Conference in New York City, November 6-8, 2017. MVA served as a Gold Partner for the conference, sponsoring the Annual Chairman’s Reception. The banking industry’s premier banking conference featured two and a half days of programming which included keynote speakers Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; Keith Noreika, Acting Comptroller of the Currency; and Sigal P. Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Treasury, among others. In-depth panels focused on today’s most pressing issues for financial institutions. Take a look at some highlights from the 2016 conference and featured TCH moments from 2017.
Ed O’Keefe, former Global General Counsel of Bank of America Corporation, advises and represents financial institutions. Having also headed or served as a senior executive with Bank of America’s compliance, technology, human resources and operations functions, O’Keefe’s broad experience includes all aspects of investigations litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, cybersecurity, risk management and compensation. O’Keefe’s practice includes advising on all aspects of regulatory compliance, including BSA/AML, anti-bribery/anti-corruption, resolution planning, stress testing and responding to regulatory inquiries. He also advises General Counsel and their leaders on law department management, including engagement with regulators and control functions. A former Deputy General Counsel for Deutsche Bank AG and Chair of The Clearing House Association, O’Keefe has represented financial institutions before the U.S. Congress and the U.K. financial regulatory authorities, global agencies and courts, as well as the Federal Reserve, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.