Biographical note: Ernest (Ernie) T. Patrikis

Ernest (Ernie) T. PatrikisErnest (Ernie) T. Patrikis is a partner in the New York office of White & Case LLP in the firmwide Bank and Insurance Regulatory Practice.

Mr. Patrikis is one of the few lawyers in private practice who has extensive experience in both the banking and insurance industries, having served in senior positions for 30 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and for eight years at AIG. Before joining White & Case, he led the regulatory practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

During his 30-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Patrikis served as General Counsel for many years and later acted as Chief Operating Officer in his role as First Vice President. He also served as Deputy General Counsel and an alternate member of the Federal Open Market Committee, a staff member of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets that was created in the aftermath of the 1987 financial markets crisis, a member of the Committee on Payments and Settlement Systems of the G-10 central bank governors, legal advisor to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and one of the principal drafters of the US International Banking Act of 1978.

Mr. Patrikis began his eight years with AIG as Special Advisor to the Chairman in 1998 and became General Counsel and Senior Vice President in 1999.  As General Counsel, he directed one of the largest corporate law departments in the world, managing all of AIG's corporate, litigation, governance, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters.  He played an active role in AIG's 2001 acquisition of American General Life Insurance, which further transformed AIG into the world's leading international insurance organization. He also led the team that settled enforcement proceedings brought against AIG by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Attorney General and the New York Insurance Department.