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Building the Banking Organization: Structural Choices and Powers of Banks

Banking Law
John Buchman
1 Hour 20 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand
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This session will cover the decision-making process for creating a bank, and will explore activities that are permissible for banks as well as those that are not.  In addition, this session will analyze advantages and disadvantages of different bank charters, including national bank pre-emption benefits. 


John Buchman's Profile

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Director and Regulatory Counsel

The Charles Schwab Corporation

John A. Buchman has been an attorney with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA, since December 2015, most recently as Managing Director, Regulatory Counsel.  At Schwab, John is responsible for the Treasury Legal team, which monitors is responsible for advising Schwab’s Treasury group on all matters relating to capital stress testing, liquidity risk management, Volcker Rule compliance, securities markets transactions, and FDIC insurance assessments.  John also advises the Deposits & Payments groups that oversees the company’s Bank Sweep deposits initiatives and Comptroller’s group responsible for regulatory reporting.

John is currently a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law where he teaches an online Financial Institutions Regulation class.  From 1991 to 2015, John was a member of the adjunct faculty at GW Law School in Washington, DC where he taught banking law and a financial regulatory reform seminar class, and he has also guest lectured at Berkeley Law School. From 2010 to 2015, John served as the first Chair of the Advisory Board of GW Law’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance.  Prior to joining Charles Schwab, from 2013-2015 John was Executive Counsel, Regulatory Affairs with GE Capital in Norwalk, CT, and prior to that was Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of E*TRADE Bank in Arlington, VA for over 12 years. John is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Congressional Bank in Bethesda, MD. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law and Consumer Financial Services Committees and the Exchequer Club. John received his law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.