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Thomas Vartanian

Ben Richmond

Thomas P. Vartanian is the Founder and Executive Director of the Financial Regulation & Technology Institute of George Mason University’s Scalia Law School, where he is also a Professor of Law. Before that, he chaired the Financial Institution’s practices at Dechert LLP and Fried Frank, where he was consistently recognized by his clients as “one of the best financial services lawyers in America.”

Mr. Vartanian served in the Reagan Administration, where he was General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the FSLIC. Prior to that, he served in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel and Senior Antitrust Litigation Attorney.

Mr. Vartanian served as Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee between 1998 and 2000, where he chaired an international task force of lawyers from twenty countries which issued a report on jurisdiction issues created by electronic commerce and virtual currencies entitled, “Achieving Legal and Business Order in Cyberspace: A Report on Global Jurisdiction Issues Created by Cyberspace.”

In 2017, Mr. Vartanian was a finalist interviewed to be President Trump’s choice as the first Vice Chairman for Regulation of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.