Frank A Mayer, III


Frank A. Mayer, III is a partner and Chair of the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement Group (FinsReg).

Frank advises and defends regulated business enterprises with a special emphasis on financial service organizations, foreign banking organizations, U.S. insured depository institutions, non bank credit providers and mortgage loan product platforms, payment systems and related participants, directors, special board committees and officers in connection with supervisory and enforcement matters as well as mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels regulated business enterprises with respect to their relationships with federal, state and local governments.

His clients represent an array of industries, including financial institutions, health care, real estate, telecommunications, sports, utilities and energy.

Frank was a senior attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and acted as senior counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). His FDIC and RTC assignments included acting as a bank closing attorney, as general counsel to bank conservatorships and receiverships, the litigation of complex multi-state financial institution-related civil actions, and service on the National Bank Fraud Working Group. After service with the FDIC, he became a consultant with the AXA Group, counseling the company on federal and state legislation of interest to financial institutions, insurance companies and investment banking firms.

He joined then-Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s staff and was corporate chair of the Philadelphia Law Department where he supervised 20 deputies and a team of 225 attorneys and staff in the Commercial, Health and Human Services, Tax and Regulatory Affairs Units. Frank then served on Mayor Rendell’s gubernatorial campaign as co-chair of the Tax Policy Committee and as a member of its Finance Committee. He chaired Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s transition team for the Office of the Finance Director, and helped lead the transition team with respect to Philadelphia’s Law Department.

Frank serves on the Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner’s advisory board, as well as the boards of the Vidocq Society, the Delaware River City Corporation, the Penn Club and Lorman Education Services, for which he participates in the approval of the granting of the Certificate of Banking Compliance.

He has authored numerous articles and several chapters in professional treatises on topics of concern to regulated business enterprises, with a particular focus of financial services and mergers and acquisitions.

Frank is an active member of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee and was the ABA Banking Law Committee lead draftsman on a significant comment letter to a proposed OCC 2014 rule that would have had significant regulatory and enforcement consequences to directors, officers and general counsel. He is sought out by the media as a subject matter expert on banking issues.


  • Villanova University School of Law  (LL.M.)
    • Taxation
  • Duquesne University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Temple University  (B.B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner, advisory board
  • Vidocq Society, board member
  • Delaware River City Corporation, board member
  • Penn Club, board member
  • Lorman Education Services, board member


  • Selected as a SuperLawyer (Banking Law) for more than ten years
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Numerous superior performance awards by FDIC
  • Presented with Philadelphia Bowl by Mayor Rendell for outstanding service to the City of Philadelphia