John Court is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at the Bank Policy Institute, where he manages the Regulatory Affairs Department and is responsible for overseeing BPI’s legal and regulatory advocacy initiatives. 

Prior to BPI, Mr. Court served as Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel for The Clearing House Association, a predecessor organization to BPI. Prior to joining The Clearing House in 2012, Mr. Court spent 10 years in private practice advising clients on various financial regulatory and enforcement matters, most recently at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Court holds a B.A. from Cornell University and J.D. from George Washington University School of Law.

From 2015 to 2021, Mr. Court served as the chair of the Legislation & Regulation Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee.  He is also a member of the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee, having served as an officer of the Council from 2019-2022 and its chair in 2023.