Global law firm White & Case LLP today announced the expansion of its global financial institutions advisory (FIA) group with the arrival of Paul Saltzman as a partner in its New York office. The Firm's FIA group is an integral and growing part of its Global Banking Practice.
"Paul is a widely recognized strategic thinker with years of experience in the financial services regulatory arena," said Eric Leicht, Head of White & Case's Global Banking Practice. "He delivers a unique skillset to our FIA group—in-house business and regulatory experience, deep relationships with a multitude of financial institutions and an intimate knowledge of the regulatory and legislative landscape in Washington, DC."
Saltzman comes to White & Case with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with prior leadership roles ranging from President to COO to General Counsel. In his role at the Firm, he will work with banks and financial services firms and their boards on regulatory and supervisory challenges, financial technology issues as well as legislative, transactional, bank insolvency and compliance matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Saltzman was Deutsche Bank's Americas Head of Global Transaction Banking and Payments. He initially joined Deutsche Bank in 2015 to oversee the Bank's capital planning and stress testing efforts (CCAR) and subsequently enhanced that role to lead the Bank's regulatory remediation efforts in the US. He previously served as President and General Counsel of The Clearing House Association, leading the influential financial services industry organization and payments company for more than five years in the post-financial crisis era.
Over the course of his career, Paul has served as a trusted advisor to policy makers, senior officers and boards of numerous financial institutions, helping them manage complex legal issues during times of significant financial stress and regulatory change.
"Banks and financial institutions continue to face and adapt to rapid regulatory and supervisory changes, adding another layer of complexity to their global operations,” said Kevin Petrasic, Head of White & Case’s global FIA group. "Paul adds to the core strength of our FIA group by providing a client-level perspective informed by extensive experience in advising US and non-US banks domestically and on a cross-border basis on transactional matters and in implementing and responding to new regulations and requirements. This perspective will be extremely valuable to our clients and help drive the growth of our practice."
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