John is a partner at Shapiro Bieging Barber O Heson LLP in Dallas, Texas. John has almost 25 years of regulatory agency, law firm and corporate experience. He has advised corporate boards, board committees, and management on federal and state banking laws and regulations and has served as primary liaison to federal banking regulators.
During his corporate career with an NYSE-listed parent company to a $16 billion bank, he advised the board and management on compliance with applicable law, with specific emphasis on government relations,fair lending, insider lending, affiliate transactions, legal lending limits, anti-money laundering, privacy and ethics. In addition, he actively participated in the formulation and support of enterprise-wide policies and strategic initiatives. He supervised and coordinated investigations triggered by calls to the ethics hotline required by Sarbanes-Oxley. Finally, he coordinated and acted as primary liaison for all examinations with federal bank regulators.
As an attorney with a leading international law firm, John assisted financial institutions with regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, enforcement actions and litigation. He also worked closely with financial institutions in developing new products and services, including electronic banking services, Internet services and other forms of information technology. John served on the American Bankers Association Compliance Executive Committee from 2005-2008 and he served as the President-Elect of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel.