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Greg Omer


St. Louis
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Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as regional and community banks, in a broad-based regulatory practice, focusing in the areas of banking, financial services and corporate matters.

Greg's practice also involves representation of loan companies, trust companies, savings associations, money services businesses and various other types of clients offering financial services.

As Chief Counsel for the Missouri Division of Finance, he served on Missouri's financial modernization task force of banking, securities and insurance regulators to effect the implementation of financial modernization in Missouri, and assisted in drafting related legislation and regulations. Greg also has significant gaming law experience, formerly serving as Chief Counsel to the Missouri Gaming Commission and representing the City of St. Louis in riverfront gaming development matters.

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New FinCEN beneficial ownership requirements for legal entity customers to become effective in May 2018

A rule by any other name: What is a ‘rule’ subject to disapproval under the Congressional Review Act?

OCC’s call for study of separation of banking and commerce: revisited topic with a new twist

Private family trust companies authorized under new Missouri law

State-chartered fintech banking and financial services: What solutions will states pursue?

OCC won’t allow fintech national bank charters for commercial firms, addressing potential Walmart fintech bank concerns

President Trump’s call to ‘rationalize’ federal financial regulation could impact U.S. dual banking system

New Missouri law legalizes prize-based savings promotion programs

Fintech: Internet banking across state borders triggers compliance challenges for state banks

Dodd Frank under attack: Which parts will bankers push to keep?


"Private Family Trust Companies Authorized Under New Missouri Law";
Mondaq, August 23, 2017

"State-chartered Fintech Banking and Financial Services: What Solutions Will States Pursue?";
Lexology, May 18, 2017

"OCC Won't Allow Fintech National Bank Charters for Commercial Firms, Addressing Potential Walmart Fintech Bank Concerns";
JD Supra, March 20, 2017

"Fintech - Internet Banking Across State Borders Creates Compliance Challenges for State Banks";
The Missouri Banker, February 2017

Bank Check - Financial Services Regulatory Blog
(various articles) (2017-present)

"Bank Insurance Activities";
Missouri Bankers Association, December 2002

“Financial Modernization in Missouri: Analyzing Options for Missouri Banks Seeking New Opportunities in Financial Services”;
Journal of the Missouri Bar, December 2001

"Bank and Bank Related Entities Sale of Securities Reviewed”;
The Missouri Banker, October 25, 2001

"Missouri Riverboat Gaming Laws" Taxation Law and Practice;
The Missouri Bar, 1996


"State Law Developments in FinTech Regulation" (panelist);
American Bar Association, Business Law Section 2016 Spring Meeting, Banking Law Committee, April 9, 2016

"Fundamentals of U.S. Bank Regulation and Changes in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis";
Washington University Law School, January 7, 2015

"Expert Witness, Freeman v. Hawthorn Bank";
litigation regarding state usury law challenges bank to overdraft programs, 2014-2015

"Regulatory Standards for Vendor Risk Management";
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2014

"Shadow Banking - An Overview of Non-bank Financial Products and How They Are Regulated";
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2013

"Supervisory Actions by the FDIC, FED, OCC and DOF";
(panelist) Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2013

"Dodd-Frank Panel";
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 29, 2010

Moderator - "The Dodd-Frank Act - A Practical Overview for Bankers including Roundtable Discussion with the Regulators";
Thompson Coburn LLP, September 2010

"Turning a Crisis Into Opportunity - Acquiring Assets From a Troubled Bank or the FDIC";
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2009

"Contractual Relationships with Troubled Banks or Troubled Vendors: Protecting Your Client";
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2009

"Problem Bank Status - Bank Counsel Response and Strategy";
Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2008

"Alternatives for Protecting Bank Customer Funds";
(panelist) Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2008

"New Trends in Financial Modernization";
Missouri Division of Finance Bankers Outreach Conference, October 2001

"Current Topics in Litigation - Interstate Banking Issues";
(panelist) Conference of State Bank Supervisors, August 2001