Thomas Ko
Reed Smith

Tom is counsel in the Financial Industry Group. Tom was formerly assistant general counsel to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, Ltd. and its subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, N.A. At Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Tom 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. Prior to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, Tom 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.

Tom focuses his practice on bank regulatory matters including bank, BHC and financial holding company regulation and sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations as well as an array of Dodd-Frank Act matters including the enhanced prudential standards, swap dealer regulation, Volcker Rule compliance and resolution planning. Tom has extensive experience in representing banks and their subsidiaries in front of federal and state banking regulators including the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, NY DFS, California DBO, Texas Department of Banking, Georgia DBF, Washington DFI, and Illinois DFPR as well as the SEC and CFTC in regulatory and enforcement matters and in regulatory applications including bank and nonbank acquisitions and divestitures. Tom was also previously with the financial institutions groups of Sullivan & Cromwell and Shaw Pittman LLP.