Christian Otteson is a partner with Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP.
Mr. Otteson's principal areas of practice include assisting corporations and financial institutions with mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, general commercial agreements, technology-related issues and matters involving state and federal banking laws, regulations and supervisory agencies. He also assists financial institutions with the negotiation of regulatory agreements, business and capital plans, and with administrative proceedings related to cease and desist orders and other forms of regulatory enforcement action.
Prior to joining Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP, Mr. Otteson practiced in the Corporate and Securities Section of a national law firm. Mr. Otteson also worked in various positions as corporate counsel for a regional bank, including as General Counsel and Secretary, where he represented the bank on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, as well as its outsourcing activities, regulatory compliance and general commercial agreements.
Mr. Otteson has lectured extensively on a variety of banking law topics, including bank mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and regulatory compliance. From 2005 to 2008 Mr. Otteson served on the National Arbitration Board of the National Automated Clearing House Association. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2006, and he is a Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholar. Super Lawyers is a publication of Thomson Reuters.
Recent Speaking Engagements and Presentations
-Building Size and Profits Without Cashing Out: Mergers in this Community Banking Environment, presented with St. Charles Capital, Independent Bankers of Colorado Webinar, February 2011
-Director and Officer Liability: Risk Management and Governance, Independent Bankers of Colorado Annual Meeting, September 2010
Strengthening the Balance Sheet: Practical Capital Raising Considerations for Community Banks, Bankers' Stuff Webinar, May 2010
-Acquiring Failed Banks from the FDIC, Bankers' Stuff Webinar, April 2010
-Representing and Acquiring Failing Financial Institutions, Texas Association of Bank Counsel Annual Conference, October 2009
-Law of Lawyers Update, State Bar of Texas Advanced Business Law CLE, October 2009
-Guest Lecturer, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, Dallas, Texas, 2005
-Privacy, Document Retention and Destruction, Anti-Money Laundering and Related Issues, 3rd Annual Advanced Business Law Course, State Bar of Texas, November 2005
-Structuring Effective Stored Value Card Programs, 31st Annual Texas Savings and Community Bankers Association Legal Conference, March 2005
-Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act: the Nuts and Bolts, Texas Association of Bank Counsel Annual Conference, October 2004
-Managing Risks Associated with the Bank Secrecy Act, roundtable sponsored by the United States Department of State and the University of Houston Bauer College of Business, October 2004
Check 21 Strategies: Navigating the Check 21 Waters, Wells Fargo Technology Conference, January 2004
Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture, roundtable sponsored by the United States Department of State and the University of Houston Bauer College of Business, October 2003
Current Application of the Trust Fund Doctrine in Texas, Baylor Law Review, Winter 2002
-J.D., Baylor University, cum laude
-Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
-B.A., Economics, University of Utah, cum laude
-B.A., Spanish, University of Utah
-M.B.A., Baylor University
-State Bar of Colorado
-State Bar of Texas
-Texas Association of Bank Counsel