Mr. Newell was the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer at the Bank Policy Institute. Previously he served as Executive Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel of the Association at the Clearing House, overseeing regulatory affairs and advocacy and assisting in the development of regulatory policy, strategy, and advocacy. Before joining The Clearing House, Mr. Newell worked at WilmerHale where, as counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, he represented a wide range of U.S. and foreign financial institutions regarding regulatory matters. He also previously served as counsel in the Legal Division and then regulatory policy advisor in the Banking Supervision & Regulation Division to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he developed and implemented financial regulatory policy with a focus on issues affecting large complex financial institutions.
At both WilmerHale and the Fed, Mr. Newell focused on a wide range of Dodd-Frank Act and other prudential regulatory policy issues. While at the Fed, he represented the Board in international forums, interagency rulemaking negotiations, congressional staff meetings, and rulemaking and regulatory policy matters. Prior to joining the Fed, Mr. Newell practiced as an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell, Natixis, and American Express.
He received his J.D. from Yale Law School where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is admitted to the bars of New York State and the District of Columbia, a member of the Exchequer Club, and a frequent speaker on financial regulatory reform.