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Paul Nash
Partner
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Paul is a partner in our Finance and Risk Practice, based in our Washington, DC office. With twenty-five years of experience as a regulator and practitioner, he has dedicated his career to working in compliance, anti-financial crime, and regulatory communications. Paul's most recent role was at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, where he served as the chief compliance officer for the US Region.

As CCO, Paul led the regulatory response and remediation to a complex Cease and Desist Order. He developed the written response and oversaw the remediation at both a granular and strategic level, reporting to the Global Board. Additionally, he played a key role in hiring the new BSA and Sanctions Officers and directed the remediation efforts.

Prior to joining ICBC, Paul served on the US Senate Banking Committee staff and held senior positions at the FDIC and the OCC. As Deputy to the Chairman of the FDIC, he played a crucial role in developing the response to the Financial Crisis. This included overseeing stabilizing bank mergers, implementing the transaction account guarantee program, and establishing the home loan modification program. Later, at the FDIC, Paul led the agency's contributions to the financial services reform legislation, which ultimately became Dodd Frank. He was instrumental in implementing measures such as the FDIC's expanded resolution authority, incentive compensation enhancements, increased capital requirements, and the Volcker Rule.

I have been involved in key regulatory decisions since the financial crisis, including Dodd Frank's development and implementation, and major enforcement actions over 15 years. I have assisted clients in understanding regulatory communications and crafting their responses for regulators

During his time as Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief of Staff at the OCC, Paul spearheaded the implementation of the Dodd Frank rules. He also established the Major Matters Supervisory Review Committee, an internal body responsible for approving both the issuance and closing of enforcement actions against large and mid-sized institutions.

Outside of his role as a trusted advisor to his clients, Paul has a deep appreciation for the arts in all forms. He frequently attends the theatre, ballet, and music venues along the East Coast with his wife. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing recreational soccer and basketball. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Law Degree and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.