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Christopher M Paridon

Christopher M Paridon

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Paridon is counsel in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group.  His practice focuses on providing both strategic and targeted bank regulatory and financial regulatory reform advice.  He regularly advises clients such as BHCs on matters such as the Bank Holding Company Act (“BHC Act”), Home Owners’ Loan Act, the Volcker Rule, permissible activities and investments, and restrictions on inter-affiliate transactions within banking organizations under Sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act and Regulation W.  He also advises on bank M&A, capital markets transactions where the issuer is a banking organization or other financial institution, and regulatory enforcement actions.  His clients include major U.S. and international banking organizations, as well as private equity firms and other institutions interested in making investments in banks and BHCs.

Between 2008 and 2014, Mr. Paridon served in the Legal Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where he concentrated on regulation of banks and BHCs under the BHC Act, Change in Bank Control Act, and Federal Reserve Act.  During this time he worked on implementation of the Volcker Rule and various other aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Mr. Paridon also advised regarding numerous U.S. and non-U.S. mergers and acquisitions of all types and sizes, as well as investments in banks and bank holding companies by private equity investors and was involved in overseeing the conformance of a number of new BHCs.

Mr. Paridon has a B.A. from Ohio University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

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