Financial Services Advocate Chris Scribner Joins Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Practice

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Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Scribner has joined the firm as a senior policy adviser in the Legislative and Government Affairs Practice in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Scribner is a federal government advocate and advisor for clients across the financial services landscape.

Mr. Scribner most recently served as senior vice president and principal of a consulting group, working on policy and political advocacy for regional and global banks, fintechs, payment companies, commercial real estate firms, and trade associations. He has also worked with clients in the healthcare and transportation sectors. Mr. Scribner was head of public policy and corporate affairs for a top 20 U.S. commercial bank, working largely in the areas of federal government advocacy, public affairs, and strategic communications. He is a former reporter, speechwriter, educator, and author.

Joshua H. Raymond, co-chair of Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Practice, said, “I’ve watched and admired Chris as a lobbyist and advocate for over ten years, and more recently as a thought leader on financial services policy. I’m excited to have him working with our clients and our great team at Venable.”

William R. Nordwind, co-chair of Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Practice, said, “Chris understands the breadth of issues impacting financial institutions and has ample experience advocating for his clients before Congress, the executive branch, and regulatory agencies. This substantive addition to our practice adds great value to our capabilities.”

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Scribner said, “In addition to being well respected for its capabilities in both the government affairs and financial services spaces, Venable and its network of advisors have the resources needed to effect real change across a multitude of regulatory and public policy issues. I look forward to joining the firm and utilizing its platform to the benefit of our clients."

Mr. Scribner received his Ph.D. in American History from Vanderbilt University in 1996, and his B.A. from Princeton University in 1988.


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