Chris Paridon brings almost two decades of legal experience—including from the Federal Reserve and another leading global law firm—to bank and financial regulatory and reform matters, regularly advising clients on regulatory questions for banks, bank holding companies, and their affiliates, as well as other clients that interact with these entities. As a trusted adviser, Chris provides US and non-US banks and financial institutions with strategic and targeted bank and financial regulatory advice on a wide variety of matters. He advises both investors and sponsors with respect to the application of banking and financial regulations to asset/wealth management businesses.
Chris routinely advises on bank mergers and acquisitions (M&A)—both strategic acquisitions and minority investments—and capital markets transactions involving financial institutions. He also handles supervisory questions and governance and compliance matters.
Chris advises clients regarding all manner of bank and financial regulatory matters, such as compliance and other questions under the Bank Holding Company Act (including the Volcker Rule), National Bank Act, Change in Bank Control Act, Federal Reserve Act, International Banking Act, Home Owners’ Loan Act, and Federal Deposit Insurance Act. He provides advice regarding most Federal Reserve regulations (including, among others, Reg D, Reg H, Reg K, Reg L, Reg O, Reg Q, Reg W, Reg Y, Reg BB, Reg LL, Reg MM, Reg VV, and Reg YY) and the rules and regulations of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Clients benefit from Chris’s deep knowledge of the financial regulatory landscape and his experience in the government, including in the Legal Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. At the Federal Reserve, Chris concentrated on the prudential regulation of banks and bank holding companies, including the implementation of the Volcker Rule and other provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. He advised on M&A involving banks, bank holding companies, and nonbanking subsidiaries. Chris also assisted in the review of questions involving private equity investments in banks and bank holding companies, as well as restrictions on inter-affiliate transactions within organizations.
Regulatory, Compliance, and Related Corporate Matters
Dodd Frank Act and Advocacy