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Travis joined Reed Smith as a member of the firm's Business and Finance Department, Financial Services Group (FIG) in 2010. Travis focuses his practice on serving financial institutions, and other companies, and their directors and officers, in consumer/regulatory compliance, bank mergers and acquisitions, enforcement actions, internal investigations, and defense of financial services class action litigation. In addition, a significant portion of Travis' practice involves representing institutions and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations.


  • Catholic University School of Law, 2001, J.D.
  • Villanova University School of Business, 1998, B.S.

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Vice-Chair, Committee on Bank Regulation, Banking Law Section, New Jersey Bar Association
  • President, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Alumni Association
  • Former Member, Maryland State Banking Board
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Former President, Villanova Univ. Alumni Assoc., Bucks County Chapter
  • Volunteer Attorney, Support Center for Child Advocates, Philadelphia, PA