Mr. Nelson is a member of the D.C. Bar and previously served as Chief Law and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of NewTower Trust Company, a $7 billion state chartered commercial bank headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, now owned by Sun Life of Canada. Prior to assuming this position, over the last 40 years, he served as Senior Attorney to the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency; Acting Regional Counsel for the Comptroller in San Francisco; General Counsel (minority) to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; and Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Nelson earned an A.B. at Colgate University and a J.D. and LL.M (Taxation) at George Washington University. He also earned a Certificate at the Pacific Coast Banking School.