John L. Douglas
John Douglas is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Oversight and Advocacy Officer for TIAA. He oversees the risk management, legal and compliance functions for the enterprise.
Mr. Douglas has 40 years of experience advising financial institutions on legal, business and regulatory matters, including regulatory compliance, acquisitions, investments, and FinTech. He has guided financial services companies through significant legislative and regulatory changes, from Garn-St. Germain to FIRREA to Dodd-Frank.
Prior to joining TIAA in 2018, Mr. Douglas was a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group, heading the firm’s bank regulatory practice. During his tenure at the firm, he acted as a strategic legal advisor to TIAA regarding its 2017 acquisition of EverBank. As General Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the 1980s, he supported the financial system through reform and restructuring efforts, participating in the landmark Financial Institutions Regulatory Reform and Restructuring Act of 1989 and assisting in the organization of the Resolution Trust Corporation.
Mr. Douglas is chair of the executive committee of the Financial Services Volunteer Corp, a nonprofit organization formed under President George H. W. Bush to assist countries as they work to develop strong banking and capital market systems. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading business lawyers and has twice been named a “BTI Client Service All-Star,” a select group of lawyers recognized for exceptional service to Fortune 100 clients.
Mr. Douglas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.