Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
Carter McDowell serves as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and works as chief legislative counsel. In this capacity, Mr. McDowell reviews and advises the association on legislation, amendments and regulations impacting the financial services industry.
From January 2007 to October of 2009, Mr. McDowell served as Chief Legislative Counsel, Domestic & International, for the American Bankers Association.
Carter McDowell also served concurrently as the General Counsel of the Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT’s) from 2007 to 2008. BAFT is the international affiliate of the American Bankers Association (ABA).
Prior to joining BAFT and ABA, Mr. McDowell served as Chief Counsel and policy adviser for Chairman Michael Oxley and the Financial Services Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives from 2001 through 2006. In addition to his Congressional experience, Mr. McDowell worked as the Washington representative, compliance officer and a senior legal counsel for BancOne Corporation from 1991 to 2001. BancOne has since merged with J P Morgan Chase.
Mr. McDowell received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and a J.D. degree from Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, Mr. McDowell holds a masters degree in Banking Law Studies from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.