Richard Alexander is Chairman of the firm. His practice involves some of the most significant enforcement, supervisory, and governance matters affecting the financial services industry.
Mr. Alexander represents financial services companies and their officers and directors, as well as accountants, attorneys, and other professionals, in significant enforcement or investigative proceedings brought by federal or state agencies. He has led the firm's representation of clients in high profile matters initiated by, among others, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Mr. Alexander's practice includes representing financial service companies with respect to a wide range of issues arising out of the supervisory process. He has extensive experience in federal anti-money laundering laws and frequently counsels clients on bank examination issues. Mr. Alexander also has significant experience with respect to matters arising out of the conservatorship or receivership of regulated financial service companies.
He regularly is called upon to counsel clients with respect to complex corporate governance issues, often representing Boards of Directors or their Audit and Special Committees. He has conducted many internal or independent investigations into alleged accounting fraud, legal, ethical, and internal control violations, self-dealing, and other wrongdoings.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Alexander served in the Enforcement and Compliance Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He served as the Managing Partner of the firm from 2005 through 2015.
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Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2010-2013 for Securities & Corporate Finance
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