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Mark Van Der Weide

Senior Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve System

Mark E. Van Der Weide is a senior associate director and chief of staff for policy in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he advises the Division Director and Board members on financial regulatory policy issues and helps coordinate the development of Federal Reserve positions on regulatory policy.

Mr. Van Der Weide was detailed to the U.S. Treasury Department during 2009-2010, where he provided assistance to the Administration in its efforts to implement the comprehensive financial reform legislation that ultimately became the Dodd-Frank Act.

From 1998 until 2009, Mr. Van Der Weide worked in the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board. His primary responsibilities included drafting rules and interpretive guidance relating to the Board’s capital adequacy standards, Regulation Y (particularly permissible activities and investments for bank holding companies and financial holding companies, control, and tying), Regulation W (transactions between banks and their affiliates), and Regulation O (extensions of credit by banks to their insiders). Mr. Van Der Weide also was involved in Federal Reserve efforts to help ensure financial stability and in the review of proposals of bank holding companies to acquire banks and nonbanking companies and proposals by private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds to make investments in banks and bank holding companies.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board in 1998, Mr. Van Der Weide worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. At Cleary, Mr. Van Der Weide drafted and negotiated documentation for securities offerings, structured finance transactions, separate investment accounts, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Van Der Weide received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1995 and a B.A. degree in history and philosophy from the University of Iowa in 1992.

Mr. Van Der Weide has published articles on corporate, banking, and administrative law in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, and The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.


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Publications and Multimedia
The Volcker Rule: Curbing Risk or Curbing the Economy? - Event Audio/Video
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group and the American Bankers Associaton
February 16, 2012