Thomas Pinder will become the general counsel of the American Bankers Association. He has worked at the ABA since 2012 and has been deputy counsel since 2017. Pinder will succeed Dawn Causey, who has been general counsel since 2003. In this new role, Pinder will manage all of the group’s legal operations.
Pinder also served as enforcement counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the years following the financial crisis from 2009 to 2012, in addition to helping guide the agency through the regulatory rulemaking process following the passage of Dodd-Frank. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade as a prosecutor with the Justice Department in the criminal and civil rights divisions.