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Frank A. Mayer, III

Frank A. Mayer, III, is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Mayer focuses his practice on counseling regulated business enterprises including tax-exempt organizations, with a special emphasis on financial institutions.

Mr. Mayer's practice is in the areas of bank regulations, international banking, bank insolvency, receiverships and related business disputes, public finance and corporate finance. His clients represent an array of industries, including financial institutions, health care, real estate, telecommunications, sports, utilities and energy. Mr. Mayer also counsels business enterprises with respect to their relationships with federal, state and local governments.

Mr. Mayer’s representative financial services engagements include:

  • representing money center financial institutions, super regional banks, community banks and financial companies in connection with:
    • counseling regulatory: regulatory applications; Reg Y, Section 23A and 23B; Reg DD, Truth in Savings Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act; de novo, trust powers, financial holding companies, banking holding companies, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, cash management, depository products, escheat, OCC, FDIC, federal reserve issues including enforcement and supervision; merger and acquisition, audit committee and governance issues; distressed debt and ORE issues; UCC Article 3 and Article 4 controversies
    • international: trade finance, global supply chain finance, structured finance and letter of credit controversies
    • public and government finance: credit enhancement, direct pay letters of credit, deposit insurance and credit insurance products including representing financial institutions in connection with transactions
  • serving as lead counsel to the receiver for the largest pre-Madoff SEC receivership in connection with a $4 billion Ponzi scheme with more than 100 financial institution victims, which has returned to date in excess of 90 percent of approved claims
  • conceiving and developing the theories of the case resulting in the federal jury handing up a verdict in excess of $32 million against a broker dealer and other financial institutions, finding them complicit and conspirators in a Ponzi scheme which damaged more than 100 financial institution victims.

Mr. Mayer began his career in private practice, and later was a partner with several Philadelphia law firms. In 1991, he joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he was a senior attorney and acted as senior counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). His FDIC and RTC assignments included acting as a bank closing attorney, as general counsel to bank conservatorships and receiverships, the litigation of complex multi-state financial institution-related civil actions, and service on the National Bank Fraud Working Group. After six years with the FDIC, he then became a consultant with the AXA Group, counseling the company on federal and state legislation of interest to financial institutions, insurance companies and investment banking firms.

Mr. Mayer joined then-Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s staff and was corporate chair of the Philadelphia Law Department, where he supervised 20 deputies and a team of 225 attorneys and staff in the Commercial, Health and Human Services, Tax and Regulatory Affairs Units. Mr. Mayer then served on Mayor Rendell's gubernatorial campaign as co-chair of its Tax Policy Committee and as a member of its Finance Committee. He chaired Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter's transition team for the Office of the Finance Director, and helped lead the transition team with respect to Philadelphia’s Law Department.

Mr. Mayer serves on the Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner’s advisory board, as well as the boards of the Vidocq Society, the Delaware River City Corporation and Lorman Education Services, for which he participates in the approval of the granting of the Certificate of Banking Compliance.

Mr. Mayer was selected for inclusion on the 2004-10 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists.

Mr. Mayer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Tax Court.



Education

B.B.A., with honors, Temple University
J.D. Duquesne University School of Law
LL.M. Villanova University School of Law
 


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Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania

Frank A. Mayer, III
Partner
Phone: 215.981.4632
Fax: 215.981.4750
mayerf@pepperlaw.com
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Philadelphia

Practice Area(s)
Commercial Financial Services
Consumer Financial Services

Corporate and Securities
Corporate Governance

Distressed Debt
Financial Services

Financial Services Enforcement Response Team
International

International Trade Finance
Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

Power Plant Projects
Project Finance

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Securitizations and Structured Finance
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Mortgage Banking Takes Center Stage at OCC

Claims: Government Investigations, Enforcement and Triggering Insurance Coverage Under D and O Insurance (PowerPoint)


Community Bank Alert: OCC Proposes Heightened Standards for Large Banks: How Big Is Large?

‘Heightened Standards’ for Large Banks: OCC Proposed Guidelines


Observation 1.2 on the Volcker Rule: Foreign Banking Entities – Location, Location, Location

Observation 1.1.1.1 on the Volcker Rule: Community Banks – Compliance Redux


Observation 1.1.1 on the Volcker Rule: Community Banks – Compliance

Observation 1.1 on the Volcker Rule: Community Banks – Size Does Matter


Observation 1.0 on the Volcker Rule

Pennsylvania Changes its Banking Law: Why Does it Matter?


New ‘National Examination Risk Alert’ Issued by the SEC Re: Compliance with Political Contribution ‘Pay-to-Play’ Rules in Municipal Securities

FDIC Cautions Against Deposit Insurance Assessment Fee Pass-through


OCC to Banks: Immediately Plan for the Current Risky Environment

Residential Mortgage Brokers and Originators: You Have Until Aug. 13 to Set Up Your AML Program


Convergence: Government and Class Actions Target Payment Processing Relationships

Pricing Risk - Contracting with a SIFI: Private Equity Firms, Insurance Companies, and Hedge Funds


CFPB Issues Proposed Rule on Privileged Information Obtained from Supervised Entities and House Passes Bill that Would Authorize It, But Concern Remains About Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege

Residential Mortgage Brokers and Originators: Is Your AML Program in Place?


FDIC Focuses on Payment Processing Programs at Community Banks: Is Your Compliance Sufficiently Robust?

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tells Supervised Institutions Not to Worry About Waiver of Privilege


Government Announces Multi-Agency Task Force to Investigate Alleged Payments Abuses by Banks and Payment Processors

Executive Order 13563 and the United States Supreme Court’s Decision in Mayo: Impact on Current and Upcoming Dodd-Frank Rulemakings


Regulators Propose Margin and Capital Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

FDIC and Federal Reserve Issue Joint Proposed Rule on Required Crisis Planning - Step One: A Living Will


Timeframe for Compliance with the Volcker Rule

Dodd-Frank Act: Implications for the Public Finance Industry


Update to Dodd-Frank Act Rulemaking: Orderly Liquidation Authority, Including the Ability of the FDIC to Recoup Executive and Director Compensation

The Dodd-Frank Act and the Insurance Industry


FDIC Seeks Feedback on Examinations and Reports of Examination

Updates to Dodd-Frank Rulemaking, Including Orderly Liquidation Authority and Volcker Rule Conformance


FDIC Approves Final Rules on Insurance Fund Assessments

Federal Regulators Propose New Reporting Requirements for OTS-Regulated Savings Associations and Savings and Loan Holding Companies


Pricing Risk: Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act - Orderly Liquidation Authority

In Good Times and Bad, Companies Must Guard Against Embezzlement


The Effect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Municipal Securities Law

Comprehensive Financial Reform Legislation Becomes Law


Senate Passes Financial Services Reform Bill

Investments in U.S. Financial Institutions by Business Enterprises Domiciled in India


Federal Reserve Board Issues Final Rule on Gift Cards

Federal Reserve Board Proposes Restrictions on Gift Cards


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Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity

New Lending Regulations: A Practical Guide for Community Banks


The Volcker Rule and Foreign Banking Entities – Location, Location, Location!

A Closer Look at the Dodd-Frank Act - Public Finance and the Dodd-Frank Act


A Closer Look at the Dodd-Frank Act - The Dodd-Frank Act One Year Later: What's New and What to Expect

Anti-Money Laundering Requirements for Residential Mortgage Originators and Brokers: What You Need to Know Now


Consequences of Regulatory Scrutiny of Overdraft Protection Programs

Civil Investigative Demands, Subpoenas and More: How to Prepare for the Government's Renewed Focus on Financial Services


Is the Attorney-Client Privilege Under Attack by the CFPB?

FIRREA: The New Weapon of Choice for Federal Prosecutors


The Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act: What Does It Mean to You?

A Closer Look at the Dodd-Frank Act - Systemic Risk and the Role of Federal Regulators


A Closer Look at the Dodd-Frank Act - The Dodd-Frank Act and the Insurance Industry

What the Financial Reform Legislation Means for You


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