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K. Thomas Ko

Partner

280 Park Avenue
15th Floor West
New York, NY 10017
thomas.ko@nelsonmullins.com

Tom Ko is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s New York office where he is a member of the Financial Institutions Practice. He focuses on bank regulatory matters, including bank, bank and financial holding company regulation and sanctions, and anti-money laundering regulations, as well as an array of Dodd-Frank Act matters such as the...

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Tom Ko is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s New York office where he is a member of the Financial Institutions Practice. He focuses on bank regulatory matters, including bank, bank and financial holding company regulation and sanctions, and anti-money laundering regulations, as well as an array of Dodd-Frank Act matters such as the enhanced prudential standards, swap dealer regulation, Volcker Rule compliance, and resolution planning.

He has experience representing banks and their subsidiaries in front of federal and state banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the N.Y. Department of Financial Services, the California Department of Business Oversight, the Texas Department of Banking, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also represents clients before the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trade Commission in regulatory and enforcement matters and in regulatory applications such as bank and nonbank acquisitions and divestiture.

Mr. Ko is a former assistant general counsel to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, Ltd. and its subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. At the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was responsible for U.S. regulatory matters, including bank, bank holding company, financial holding company and foreign banking organization regulation; implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act; new product legal review; anti-money laundering and sanctions issues; and strategic projects. Before that, he was head of the U.S. regulatory group of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC World Markets Corp., where he was responsible for bank regulatory and corporate governance  matters. He also has been associated previously with three international law firms.

enhanced prudential standards, swap dealer regulation, Volcker Rule compliance, and resolution planning.

He has experience representing banks and their subsidiaries in front of federal and state banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the N.Y. Department of Financial Services, the California Department of Business Oversight, the Texas Department of Banking, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also represents clients before the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trade Commission in regulatory and enforcement matters and in regulatory applications such as bank and nonbank acquisitions and divestiture.

Mr. Ko is a former assistant general counsel to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, Ltd. and its subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. At the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was responsible for U.S. regulatory matters, including bank, bank holding company, financial holding company and foreign banking organization regulation; implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act; new product legal review; anti-money laundering and sanctions issues; and strategic projects. Before that, he was head of the U.S. regulatory group of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC World Markets Corp., where he was responsible for bank regulatory and corporate governance  matters. He also has been associated previously with three international law firms.

Tom Ko is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s New York office where he is a member of the Financial Institutions Practice. He focuses on bank regulatory matters, including bank, bank and financial holding company regulation and sanctions, and anti-money laundering regulations, as well as an array of Dodd-Frank Act matters such as the... enhanced prudential standards, swap dealer regulation, Volcker Rule compliance, and resolution planning.

He has experience representing banks and their subsidiaries in front of federal and state banking regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the N.Y. Department of Financial Services, the California Department of Business Oversight, the Texas Department of Banking, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also represents clients before the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trade Commission in regulatory and enforcement matters and in regulatory applications such as bank and nonbank acquisitions and divestiture.

Mr. Ko is a former assistant general counsel to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, Ltd. and its subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. At the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, he was responsible for U.S. regulatory matters, including bank, bank holding company, financial holding company and foreign banking organization regulation; implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act; new product legal review; anti-money laundering and sanctions issues; and strategic projects. Before that, he was head of the U.S. regulatory group of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and CIBC World Markets Corp., where he was responsible for bank regulatory and corporate governance  matters. He also has been associated previously with three international law firms.

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (1998)
    • Staff, Indiana Law Journal
    • Order of the Coif
    • Indiana Bar Foundation Scholarship
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS, Biology (1995)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Biology and Mathematics (1991)

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  • New York

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