Veteran Bank Regulatory Attorney Thomas Brooks Joins Clark Hill

Apr 9, 2015

Thomas Brooks has joined the firm's growing Washington, D.C. office as Of Counsel in the Banking & Finance Practice Group.  

Brooks concentrates his practice in financial services matters and represents clients before state and federal financial institution regulatory agencies as well as before Congress and the Executive Branch of government. His practice includes bank requested independent investigations, directors and officers liability issues, Dodd-Frank Act mandates, corporate governance requirements, BSA/AML issues, new financial services products, e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions, and a variety of other legislative and regulatory matters.

Prior to private practice, Brooks served as General Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as well as General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.  Brooks also served as Legal Advisor of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council as well as Counsel of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing.

"Tommy Brooks is one of the most respected banking regulatory experts in America" said Charlie Spies, Member in  Charge of Clark Hill's Washington DC office.  "His experience and wealth of contacts are a great addition to our growing Washington DC office as well as the firm's national Banking and Finance practice."

Brooks has testified before Congress on a variety of issues and has written articles for several publications including American Banker, Bank Management and Banking Policy Report and was named to the Editorial Advisory Board of E-Money magazine. Brooks earned his B.A. from The Colorado College and J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.