News Release 2000-99 | December 12, 2000

OCC Names Dan Stipano to Succeed Bob Serino as Deputy Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced today the selection of Daniel P. Stipano as Deputy Chief Counsel. Mr. Stipano succeeds Robert B. Serino, who will retire this month after 17 years as Deputy Chief Counsel. Mr. Stipano joins Raymond Natter as a Deputy Chief Counsel, both reporting to First Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel Julie L. Williams.

"Dan is a tremendous asset to the OCC," said First Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel Julie Williams, "and I know he will be terrific as he takes on these additional responsibilities. Bob Serino is a tough act to follow and we are lucky to have someone as talented as Dan to succeed him."

As director of the OCC's Enforcement and Compliance Division since 1995, Mr. Stipano headed the OCC's Division responsible for enforcement actions involving national banks and their officers and directors when they engaged in unsafe and unsound banking practices or violations of law.

From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Stipano was an Assistant Director in the Enforcement and Compliance Division and a staff attorney in the Division from 1985 to 1989. He also served as a staff attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and an associate with the law firm of Jackson and Jessup, P.C., in Arlington, Virginia.

Mr. Stipano graduated in 1983 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1980. Mr. Stipano is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

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