Board of Advisors

The CFLP’s Board of Advisors is made up of leading experts from banking, business, government, law and other sectors of industry.  The Board advises on program development, identifies opportunities for new projects, and provides support for research, etc..

  • Scott G. Alvarez General Counsel, Washington, D.C.


  • Jill M. Considine Chairman, Butterfield Fulcrum Group


  • Suzanne L. Duncan Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research, Center for Applied Research, State Street Corporation
  • Eric R. Fischer Senior Fellow
    Former Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

    Eric Fischer, who joined the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy as a Senior Fellow in October 2014, focuses his research on bank corporate governance, board composition and board education issues.  He has served on the Board of Advisors of the Center since its establishment. Mr. Fischer has more than four decades of… Read More

  • John P. Hamill Chairman, Sovereign Bank New England

    John P. Hamill has been elected to the Sovereign Bancorp and Sovereign Bank Boards of Directors. Mr. Hamill previously served as Chairman of Sovereign Bank in New England. “John has a wealth of experience in financial services that he brings to Sovereign’s Board,” said Gabriel Jaramillo, Sovereign Board Chairman and Sovereign Bank President and CEO…. Read More

  • David F. Hannon Craig and Macauley

    Areas of Practice David F. Hannon is a shareholder of Craig and Macauley Professional Corporation and the head of the firm’s Business and Banking practice. For over 30 years, Mr. Hannon has advised financial institutions and other businesses. Representative Matters and Work For Clients Mr. Hannon provides counsel to Boards of Directors and Senior Management… Read More

  • John D. Hawke, Jr. Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

    Jerry Hawke rejoined Arnold & Porter LLP’s financial services practice group in 2004 after nine and one-half years of government service, spanning two administrations, in the area of financial institutions policy and regulation. For six years he served as Comptroller of Currency, prior to which he served for three and one-half years as Under Secretary… Read More

  • William P. Mayer Partner, Goodwin Procter

    Bill Mayer, a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Group, serves as chair of its Banking Practice. Mr. Mayer serves as corporate and regulatory general counsel for a number of publicly held and other financial institutions and financial institution holding companies. In that role, he advises banking organizations and their boards of directors on a… Read More

  • Carter K. McDowell Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association


  • James C. Orr Secretary, the Bretton Woods Committee

    James C. Orr is co-founder and Secretary of the Bretton Woods Committee. In addition, he is managing partner of James Orr Associates, a Washington-based government policy consulting firm whose clients are international financial services firms, central banks, and government ministries. Prior to the formation of the firm and the Committee, Mr. Orr served both Democrats… Read More

  • Ernest T. Patrikis Partner, White & Case

    Practice Experience Ernest (Ernie) T. Patrikis is a partner in the New York office in the firmwide Bank and Insurance Regulatory Practice. Mr. Patrikis is one of the few lawyers in private practice who has extensive experience in both the banking and insurance industries, having served in senior positions for 30 years at the Federal… Read More

  • Karen Shaw Petrou Managing Partner, Federal Financial Analytics, Inc.

    Karen Shaw Petrou was dubbed by the American Banker in 2012 the “sharpest mind analyzing banking policy today — maybe ever.” She is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Federal Financial Analytics, Inc., a privately-held company that, since 1985, has provided analytical and advisory services on legislative, regulatory, and public-policy issues affecting financial services companies doing… Read More

  • Paul Saltzman President of the Association
    EVP and General Counsel of the Payments Company, The Clearing House

    Mr. Saltzman oversees the legal, compliance, and litigation functions for the organization’s payments business and leads the strategic agenda and operations of The Clearing House Association (“Association”), a not-for-profit, membership-based business league. The Association represents the interests of The Clearing House’s commercial bank ownership on a diverse range of legal, tax, finance, legislative and regulatory… Read More

  • Paul Allan Schott WBC Financial Group, World Bank

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Mr. Schott is a principal with WBC Financial Group and a nationally recognized expert in bank regulatory matters. He also serves as a consultant to the World Bank working principally with developing countries in establishing anti-money laundering programs and enhancing bank regulatory systems. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial… Read More

  • John W. Teolis Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

    John Teolis is a Partner in the Financial Services Group. His practice includes corporate, commercial and consumer finance, banking, financial institution regulation, mergers and acquisitions (particularly involving financial services entities), money transmission, information processing and payment processing. John is involved in most legal matters involving financial institutions. He has acted as counsel to several Canadian… Read More

  • Donald F. Terry Senior Fellow
    Lecturer in Law
    Former Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund Inter-American Development Bank

    Donald F. Terry has been Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank since the MIF’s inception in 1993. Before joining the MIF, Terry held a number of senior staff positions in the United States Congress and the United States Treasury Department. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from… Read More

  • John R. Towers Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Corporation


  • Ko-Yung Tung Senior Counselor, Morrison & Foerster

    Ko-Yung Tung is an eminent international lawyer, practicing in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, he advises sovereign governments and agencies in the areas of foreign investment and international economic relations. In the private sector, he counsels multinational corporations with respect to their international business strategies, cross-border transactions and dealings with… Read More

  • Richard Whiting Board of Advisors Chairman
    Executive Director and General Counsel of The Financial Services Roundtable

    Richard M. Whiting is Executive Director and General Counsel of The Financial Services Roundtable, a national association of the nation’s largest integrated financial services companies active in federal legislative, judicial and regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C. In addition to prior positions within the Roundtable, he previously served as Senior Attorney in the Office of the… Read More