Daniel Meade

Cadwalader, Washington, DC


Daniel Meade is a partner in Cadwalader’s bank regulatory practice in Washington, DC. He has substantial experience in sophisticated transactional bank regulatory issues, such as bank M&A, the Volcker Rule, bank powers, affiliate transactions, Basel III capital including capital relief trades (CRTs), tying, AML, sanctions, and Bank Holding Company Act, Community Reinvestment Act, Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and National Bank Act issues.

Meade most recently served as Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel at Wells Fargo, where he led a team providing advice to Wells Fargo’s Regulatory Relations and Government Relations and Public Policy functions. Earlier in his time at Wells Fargo, he worked as part of the general bank regulatory team, providing advice regarding banking statutes, regulations and policies issued by bank regulatory agencies that pertain to U.S. corporate-level bank and bank holding company regulatory laws and associated regulations, such as permissible activities, capital and liquidity rules, bank anti-tying rules, transactions with affiliates, branching and other office establishment issues, federal preemption, and federal antitrust laws. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Meade was a partner at a major law firm, providing general bank regulatory and M&A advice. Meade also worked as Senior Counsel to the House Financial Services Committee, with responsibility for drafting substantial portions of the banking law provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Earlier in his career, Meade worked on the Legal Staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, with responsibility for a variety of bank supervisory matters, including prudential regulation and bank M&A.

He earned his JD from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and an LLM from the Boston University School of Law. He received his BA, cum laude, from Providence College.