Financial Regulatory Report

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Reed Smith Princeton attorneys Travis Nelson and Kristy Keiser will lead a discussion at the quarterly meeting of the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In addition to the meeting’s regularly scheduled agenda items, including planning for future CLE programs, and discussion of recent and pending legislation in the Garden State, the Banking Law Section meetings feature a Hot Topics discussion.  This month’s Hot Topics discussion will focus on how federally-insured banks are to deal with marijuana related businesses, from front-line growers and sellers in states where marijuana is legal under state law, to companies that may provide services to marijuana businesses, to other types of businesses.  The Banking Law Section meeting is from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s conference center in New Brunswick, NJ.  Advance registration through the New Jersey State Bar Association is required.  For information on registration, contact the NJ State Bar at (732) 249-5000, or contact Travis Nelson at


Travis Nelson, the Chair of the Banking Law Section, is a member of Reed Smith’s Financial Services Regulatory Group, formerly with the Enforcement Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Sanctions Group. Kristy Keiser is a member of Reed Smith’s Financial Services Litigation Group.