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Brown Bag Lunch: Federal Depository Institution Agency Deputy GCs
Holland & Knight
800 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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WHF Brown Bag Lunch: Federal Depository Institution Agency Deputy GCs

Bao Nguyen
, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 
Jim Anderson, FDIC (Invited)
Lara Daly-Sims, National Credit Union Administration 
Stephen Van Meter, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Invited)


The program will have financial regulatory deputy GCs discuss topics of interest at their agencies.

Date: November 14, 2019 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Location: Holland & Knight, 800 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Metro: Farragut North & West


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Speaker Bios

Rich Ashton’s responsibilities include oversight over formal and informal enforcement actions and investigations, representation of agency in court proceedings, Federal Reserve System operations, and legal issues relating to monetary policy and consumer laws.  He oversaw major Federal Reserve enforcement actions and investigations against domestic and banking organizations, including actions relating to residential mortgage servicing, U.S. sanctions and tax law violations, foreign exchange manipulation, and violations of consumer protection laws.

Bao Nguyen is responsible for strategic planning and management for the chief counsel’s office at the OCC after previously serving as acting senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel at the agency. Previously, Bao was at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where, among other work, he was the lead attorney reviewing a number of significant banking mergers and acquisitions. At the OCC, Bao promotes the principles of diversity, particularly as part of the hiring process.

Since beginning his career, Jim Anderson has worked for the government and in-house on housing and banking issues for more than 20 years.  Jim joined the FDIC in 2011 and now oversees the supervision and legislation branch; his areas of focus include consumer matters, deposit insurance, rulemakings, bank activities, and enforcement.  Jim earned his JD from GW Law School here in DC.

Lara Daly-Sims began her career working for a number of years in private practice with a focus on credit card securitization (registered and unregistered transactions) and CDOs.  Lara then moved to the NCUA where, among other matters, Lara has worked recently on regulations related to subordinated debt.  Lara also earned her JD here in DC at the Washington College of Law at American University.

Steve Van Meter joined the CFPB’s Legal Division in June 2011 as Assistant General Counsel for Policy. In that role, he helped to lead the Legal Division’s Law and Policy Group, which is responsible for providing legal advice to the Bureau’s leadership and mission units on matters relating to consumer protection laws and regulations, administrative law, and the Bureau’s authorities and jurisdiction. At the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he served for nearly 14 years ending as Assistant Director of the Community and Consumer Law Division. In that capacity, he provided legal and policy advice on a wide range of consumer protection issues. Previously, Mr. Van Meter was a Senior Attorney in the Legal Division at the Federal Reserve Board and an associate at the law firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, Massachusetts. He started his legal career as a Law Clerk to Justice Francis P. O’Connor of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Mr. Van Meter graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude.