An assistant director at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is joining the Washington office of Shearman & Sterling, the firm said today.
Donald Lamson worked at the OCC for more than 20 years, most recently as assistant director for the office’s securities and corporate practices division, according to his firm biography. As the primary regulator of national banks, the OCC has been at the center of the financial meltdown, and Lamson helped the agency negotiate legislation to overhaul regulations.
He is joining Shearman & Sterling’s financial regulatory practice group as a counsel. In a statement, Barney Reynolds, head of the practice group, said Lamson “has played a significant role in the US Government’s efforts to reform its national banking laws, especially in the areas of derivatives and securities activities.”