Thomas P. Vartanian

Vartanian & Ledig, PLLC

Thomas P. Vartanian is the Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center. He previously held a similar position at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he was also a Professor of Law. Between 1983 and 2018, he chaired the Financial Institution's practices at two international law firms, Dechert LLP and Fried Frank LLP, through four financial crises. Mr. Vartanian served in the Reagan Administration during the S&L crisis as General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the FSLIC. Prior to that, he served in the Carter Administration in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel, where he drafted rules and interpretations in the 1970s for the Truth in Lending, Equal Credit Opportunity, Home Mortgage Disclosure, Community Reinvestment, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Acts.

Mr. Vartanian is has been described by clients in Chambers as “one of the best financial services lawyers in America.” He was Chairman of the American Bar Association's Cyberspace Law Committee between 1998 and 2002, where he chaired an international task force of lawyers from twenty countries which released a seminal report on the novel issues created by doing business in Cyberspace. He is a frequent lecturer and media commentator on the financial services industry and has authored more than four hundred articles and eight books, including his latest book, 200 Years of American Financial Panics: Crashes, Recessions, Depressions, and the Technology That Will Change It All chronicling the country's tumultuous financial history and the impact that technology will have on its future.


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Vartanian & Ledig, PLLC

1320 Ballantrae Farm Road
McLean, VA 22101