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Paul V. May

Special Counsel

Paul May formerly worked at ABN AMRO Securities, where he was Chief Compliance Officer of the FINRA member firm and its affiliated entities since 2010. Previously, Mr. May served in various compliance and legal capacities at Cowen and Company, ICAP and Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, in the Securities Industry practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, and as founding partner of Steere & May, a boutique financial services practice. 

Mr. May began his legal career as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York from 1990 to 1995. He is a regular speaker at securities industry events including the SIFMA Annual Compliance and Legal Conference on topics including Preventing and Detecting Securities Fraud and Compliance Risk Assessment. He is co-author of Building an Effective Compliance Risk Assessment Program for a Financial Institution in the current issue of the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody.

Mr. May is also a founding trustee of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and President of the Board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence – an education and advocacy organization that encourages safe gun ownership and sensible firearms regulation.

Education

College of the Holy Cross,

Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

New York

Connecticut

Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York

Supreme Court of the United States

Publications

Building an Effective Compliance Risk Assessment Programme for a Financial Institution, 9 Journal of Securities Operations & Custody 215 (2017), https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/sites/default/files/Nicolas,%20Stephanie%20&%20May,%20Paul%20JSOC%209-3.pdf.

Memberships

Founding Trustee of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association

President of the Board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence