Attorney at Law
School of Law
The Bank of Princeton
EVP/General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
Feb 2014 - Present
VP/Assistant General Counsel
Sep 2012 - Jan 2014
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer/Secretary
Jan 2009 - Sep 2012
•Successfully led and coordinated all aspects of the bank’s release from a comprehensive “Cease and Desist Order” with its primary regulator. Accomplished this goal in one year, a third of the time it normally takes in the banking industry to accomplish such a goal.
•Developed and implemented the bank’s compliance management program to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and policies governing the bank’s operations and product offerings.
•Spearheaded the development and implementation of the bank's Enterprise Risk Management Program, to enable the management team to make more informed risk mitigation decisions.
Yardville National Bank
Chief Legal Officer/Secretary
Jan 2001 - Jan 2008
•Legal advisor to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, and all other executive officers. Managed the Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Departments, a total of 13 staff.
•Saved the company over $200k in artfully drafted engagement letters with outside counsel and auditors, ensuring run-on costs were prevented.
•Managed outside counsel relationships, a litigation budget in excess of $1.5 million per year, and developed strategies for all litigation and regulatory proceedings. Assured the availability, continuity and quality of competent, timely and cost efficient legal services.
Destribats, Campbell, DeSantis, Magee & O'Donnell
Jan 1994 - Jan 2000
Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, Watter & Blader
Jan 1988 - Jan 1994
Honorable Coleman T. Brennan and Honorable H. Jonathan Fox
Jan 1987 - Jan 1988