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Brent has 30+ years of experience in the financial services industry.  He began his career as an examiner with the Office of Thrift Supervision, where he also worked as a fraud investigator.  After law school, Brent was senior regulatory counsel in the legal department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, handling complex regulatory and supervisory matters.
Brent's practice includes representation of a wide variety of financial institutions, including insurance companies and agencies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds and other private equity funds, as well as banks and bank holding companies.  He advises these entities on matters such as formation, capital restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations as well as regulatory matters affecting such institutions, including capital requirements, licensing, registration and examination and enforcement issues.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Adjunct Professor, Banking Law and Regulation, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2007-Present)
  • Member, Financial Institutions Committee, Chicago Bar Association
    • Chairman (2005-2006)
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Board Member, PURSUE Scholars
  • Member, Risk Management Association, Chicago Chapter

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Other Events & Speaking Engagements

  • Various bank association committees regarding Banking Law and Regulation
  • 2010 United States Department of State Financial Leadership Delegation

Articles & Publications



Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Ball State University, Honors College, B.S., 1987

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Indiana
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