Financial Regulatory Report

On May 15, 2015, the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) held its annual meeting in Atlantic City, N.J., in conjunction with the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting. In addition to other informational and educational programs, the Banking Law Section conducted its biannual election of officers, electing Reed Smith’s Travis Nelson as vice chair. Travis, resident in Reed Smith's Princeton and New York offices, is a member of the firm's Financial Services Regulatory Group, and co-chair of the firm’s new Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Sanctions team. Travis is formerly an Enforcement Counsel with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Department; editor-in-chief of the ABA’s Banking Law Committee Journal; and adjunct faculty at Villanova Law School, where he teaches Regulation of Financial Institutions. Travis regularly advises institutions and individuals on all aspects of financial services regulatory compliance, enforcement, and transactional issues.

Travis joins several other Reed Smith attorneys who have also served in leadership positions within the Banking Law Section. Specifically, Len Bernstein, chair of the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory Group, previously served as chair. Additionally, Princeton partner Robert Jaworski previously served as section chair.

The Banking Law Section includes practitioners from throughout New Jersey and beyond, who come from law firms, in-house positions, and other organizations. The section provides educational programs, as well as professional and social networking opportunities for its members and for the general public. In addition to the section’s board of directors, there are several committees with which non-board members can get involved. These committees are: Bank Regulatory, Financial Services Litigation, Financial Transactions, and Legislative. Contract Travis Nelson for more information on how to get involved in the Banking Law Section.