Paul is a Partner with Crowe Horwath LLP responsible for directing the development and support of Crowe’s national regulatory advisory services, focusing on various consumer compliance requirements. This includes Compliance regulations and their respective requirements, Fair Lending evaluations, BSA/AML and terrorist financing risk assessments, Compliance and BSA/AML independent audits, trust department operational and administrative reviews, and Compliance, BSA/AML and trust training. The Regulatory Compliance practice of Crowe has assisted many clients with developing functional and effective Compliance and BSA/AML management programs, and consulted with banks under regulatory orders in addressing memorandums of understanding or cease and desist requirements. Crowe currently provides compliance, BSA/AML and trust services to over 400 financial institution clients nationwide.
Paul has over twenty-five years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Crowe in 1994, Paul was with a $30B multi-state bank holding company as a regional compliance director where his responsibilities included the management of compliance, fair lending, BSA/AML, community reinvestment, real estate appraisal, and environmental liability for the holding company’s affiliates in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
Paul has also been involved in many Compliance and BSA/AML risk assessment projects, transaction look back investigations and BSA audits for three of the nation’s largest financial institutions and the world’s third largest money service business. Paul was also a member of the Crowe team assisting Riggs Bank with addressing Department of Justice enforcement initiatives and developing a modified BSA program to help complete the sale to PNC. Some of Paul’s former and current clients include: Bank of America, Bank of the West, Capital 1, Key Bank, BB&T, Comerica, MoneyGram, PayPal, National City, and First National of Nebraska, Inc.