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Daniel O'donnell

Daniel O'donnell

Attorney at Law

Trenton
New Jersey
Licensed in
NJ
St. John's University
School of Law
About
Daniel O'Donnell graduated from St. John's University School of Law and also has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Over the last fifteen years, Dan has served as the General Counsel of four different community banks and has a unique expertise in regulatory compliance. He has successfully assisted three of those community banks in getting release from formal agreements with their regulator within one examination cycle, a feat rarely accomplished by most banks. Dan lives and works in New Jersey and is looking to assist community banks located outside of New Jersey with legal and compliance issues… read more on a flat fee arrangement.
30
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Work History

The Bank of Princeton

EVP/General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

Feb 2014 - Present

Feb 2014 - Present

Cenlar FSB

VP/Assistant General Counsel

Sep 2012 - Jan 2014

Sep 2012 - Jan 2014

First Bank

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.

Jan 2009 - Sep 2012

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.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2008

Destribats, Campbell, DeSantis, Magee & O'Donnell

Partner

Jan 1994 - Jan 2000

Jan 1994 - Jan 2000

Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, Watter & Blader

Associate

Jan 1988 - Jan 1994

Jan 1988 - Jan 1994

Honorable Coleman T. Brennan and Honorable H. Jonathan Fox

Law Clerk

Jan 1987 - Jan 1988

Jan 1987 - Jan 1988

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