Daniel Meade 

Partner – Washington
T.+1 202 862 2294
700 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001 V-CARD

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. 

Dan 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, Dan was a partner at a major law firm, providing general bank regulatory and M&A advice. Dan 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, Dan 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. 

Dan is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of the UNC School of Law Center for Banking and Finance, and the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee. Previously, he has served as the Chair of the American Bankers Association’s Regulatory Strategy Group, and as the Vice Chair of the In-House subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee. In connection with his role at Wells Fargo, Dan would represent Wells Fargo in meetings with the bank regulatory attorneys for the major U.S. and non-U.S. banks in various committees of banking industry’s primary trade groups, such as the Bank Policy Institute (the successor to the Financial Services Roundtable and the Clearing House Association), the American Bankers Association, and the Financial Services Forum.

He earned his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and an LL.M. from the Boston University School of Law. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Providence College.




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Daniel Meade 


  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Providence College
    B.A., cum laude