- Brian Smith
- Managing Director
- New York
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Brian is a recognized expert in the laws and regulations applying to banks and other financial services firms and in payments systems and products. His considerable experience includes policy development, strategy formulation and execution, business operations and, of course, legal affairs across a wide range of geographies with particular attention to: Financial Services, Bank Regulation, Payment Systems and Products, eCommerce and Financial Services Technology.
Brian has been an active participant in most of the major developments in financial services over his professional life and has advised U.S. and offshore financial institutions, non- bank financials, payments systems and product providers, investors in financial firms and the vendors and advisors providing products or services to banks and other financial services firms. He has been the SVP General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MasterCard International where he was member of the office of the President. Brian served as Chief Counsel and Member of the Policy Group of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and as senior partner in several multinational law firms – most recently Latham & Watkins, LLP where he headed those firms’ financial regulatory practices. Brian has a JD from St. Johns University Law School and a MS from the Columbia University School of Business.