Nathan A. McDonaldAssociate
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Nathan is a highly skilled transactional attorney and former in-house counsel and banking regulator.
Nathan’s practice encompasses all areas of banking regulation and compliance, including consumer protection, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), Safety & Soundness, and regulatory applications/licensing. He is a former state and federal banking regulator and has worked directly for financial institutions as in-house counsel and the head of compliance. He advises financial institutions on the development, implementation, and enhancement of enterprise-wide Compliance Management Systems (CMS) and BSA/AML Programs. Using his regulatory experience, he provides clients with valuable insight regarding Fair Lending compliance, Community Reinvestment Act performance, and other compliance matters. An industry authority in marijuana and hemp banking, Nathan also advises financial institutions on banking marijuana-related businesses.
Nathan is a native Texan and a direct descendant of a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 2005. Before law school, Nathan served as an Associate National Bank Examiner in the prestigious New York Metro Field Office of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Nathan interned for The Honorable Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas. He is particularly proud of the fact that, due to his exceptional performance, he is the only intern Judge Rodriguez has ever invited back for a subsequent internship. Nathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Association of Bank Counsel.
Nathan believes strongly that developing a keen understanding of each client’s business is crucial to providing the most effective legal advice. He draws upon his background in business and finance to provide clients with pragmatic, business-focused legal and compliance solutions.