Thomas Baxter Jr

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Mr. Baxter has long experience as a lawyer in the financial services industry.  He has worked for more than 36 years as a lawyer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, including more than 20 years as General Counsel.  He has also served private clients during four years that he served as Of Counsel at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.  Mr. Baxter remains active in the legal community as a member of the American Bar Association and the International Law Association. He is a Member of the American Law Institute, and has been recognized for his work in the legal community including:

* Being cited as one of The American Lawyer’s Dealmakers of the Year

* Receiving an award from the Lawyers Alliance for his work in starting the Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network

* Receiving an award from the Association of Corporate Counsel for an innovative educational program about legal ethics

* Being appointed Business Law Advisor to the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association

Writing and Speaking

Mr. Baxter has published numerous articles about the legal aspects of bank supervision, check collection, securities transfers, electronic transfers of funds and the financial services industry. He also is a joint author and author of several publications, including:

“The Interrelationship of Article 4A With Other Law” (The Business Lawyer, 1990)

“Commercial Paper, Bank Deposits and Collections, and Other Payment Systems” (The Business Lawyer, 1990)“

Article 4A: The New Law of Funds Transfers and The Role of Counsel” (UCC Law Journal, 1991)

“Wire Transfers: A Guide to U.S. & Int’l Laws Governing Funds Transfers” (Bankers Pub. Co., 1993)

“The UCC Thrives In The Law of Commercial Payment” (Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 1994)

“Resolving Funds Transfer Disputes Related to Currency Exchange Transactions: What Law Governs?” (Commercial Law Annual 297, 1995)

Mr. Baxter is a frequent lecturer at programs sponsored by the Uniform Commercial Code Institute, the Department of Justice’s Advocacy Institute, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the Bank Administration Institute, the Practising Law Institute, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and similar organizations.


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