Mr. Stipano brings more than three decades of bank regulatory and enforcement experience to his position as a Partner in Buckley LLP’s Washington, DC office. In his practice he advises on all aspects of bank regulatory and compliance issues, represents clients in state, federal, and foreign banking enforcement actions, and provides assistance in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stipano was at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where he served as Deputy Chief Counsel for 16 years after joining the agency as a staff attorney 30 years ago. In his role as Deputy Chief Counsel, including serving two stints as Acting Chief Counsel, he was extensively involved in every major OCC enforcement action over the last 20 years until the time of his departure. In addition, he played a key role in every major BSA/AML post-USA PATRIOT Act rulemaking and policy issuance. He received his J.D. from the College of William & Mary and his B.A. from Union College.