Daily News: July 30, 2014

NewOak Appoints Stull Managing Director

NewOak announced the appointment of Anastasia Davis Stull as a managing director in its Credit Services group, responsible for business development and execution in the areas of regulatory compliance and risk management for the financial services sector.

Based in Washington, D.C., Stull will help NewOak expand its presence by interacting with key industry participants, such as regulatory agencies, trade associations, government-sponsored enterprises and leading regulatory law firms, and enhance the company’s ability serve its financial and lending clients and ensure they are meeting today’s increasing regulatory demands.

Stull brings more than 15 years of specialized experience to NewOak, having spent most of her career in Washington, D.C., representing financial services clients in regulatory-related matters. Prior to joining NewOak, Stull was a director of compliance for Treliant Risk Advisors in New York focusing on its international banking practice. At Treliant, she assisted a broad range of financial services clients with consent order remediation, Dodd-Frank implementation, mortgage origination and servicing reviews, and matters relating to bank and mortgage company acquisitions by private equity clients.

Before regulatory compliance consulting, Stull worked in private practice representing banking and securities clients in regulatory enforcement actions, investigations, resolved complex regulatory compliance issues and often interacted with senior officials of the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Earlier, Stull was in-house counsel at Merrill Lynch International Bank’s Global Private Client Group in London, and focused on private banking and broker-dealer regulatory issues and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation.

FINRA securities industry arbitrator and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional, Stull is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

“The implications of the changes in the regulatory landscape are still sending shockwaves through the financial services industry. Whether it’s Dodd-Frank or Basel III, financial institutions have significant process and audit improvements that need to be dealt with immediately across their entire business lines,” said Chad Burhance, partner and head of NewOak Credit Services. “NewOak has made significant investments to assist our clients with these challenges. Ms. Stull brings the regulatory expertise as well as the Washington presence and connectivity needed for NewOak to service its client base most effectively.”

“I am proud to be part of the NewOak team as we move forward with this important expansion of the business,” said Stull. “NewOak is best in class in the areas of financial markets and credit and I look forward to assisting them on their path of continuing success.”