Federal law requires banks to periodically reassess their garnishment procedures. Financial institutions have a responsibility to determine where funds originated and if those funds are exempt from garnishment or levy.

Customer-facing and back-office staff frequently receive garnishments, subpoenas, summonses, and levies in connection with regulatory enforcement actions and government investigations. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, there are several questions as to how bank employees should address these requests. 

This bank webinar reviews best practices for financial institutions and covers:  

  • The basics for understanding a garnishment, levy and subpoena
  • How these items are issued and the response expectations from a financial institution
  • Financial institutions’ responsibility in responding to authorities
  • Identifying exempt and non-exempt funds for a garnishment

Who Should Attend:

  • Risk Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Executive Management
  • In-house Legal Staff


  • John Popeo

    John Popeo

    The Gallatin Group / Principal – Financial Services Regulation

    John Popeo is a principal at The Gallatin Group, a consulting firm that advises financial institutions, investment companies and technology firms on a range of complex transactions and bank regulatory matters. Prior to joining Gallatin, Mr. Popeo was a senior associate in the financial institutions group (FIG) at Hogan Lovells US LLP. He spent a decade in various roles at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. At the FDIC, Mr. Popeo assisted in responding to the 2008 global financial crisis and represented the agency before various subcommittees of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). Mr. Popeo also drafted regulations to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Financial Litigation Unit of the United States Attorneys’ Office. Mr. Popeo also serves as a faculty member at the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.


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