Mr. Hunter serves as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs at The Clearing House Payments Company, which operates the core, bank-owned payments systems in the United States, including the RTP® network, EPN, CHIPS and SVPCO, which combined clear and settle approximately $2 trillion daily.
As principal staff advisor on payments law issues for The Clearing House Association, the nation’s oldest banking association, Mr. Hunter is frequently engaged in representing the interests of The Clearing House owner banks on a variety of payments law issues through meetings with senior U.S. regulators and members of Congress and their staffs and through the filing and publication of comment letters, amicus briefs and white papers.
Mr. Hunter holds a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and a J.D. degree from the Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Banking Law Committee, where for many years he served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Payments and Electronic Banking. Mr. Hunter has also served on the Editorial Board for Thomson-Reuters’ FinTech Law Journal, the Board of Advisors for the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, and is a former Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section. He is a frequent speaker and writer on payments, technology, business law, and corporate counsel issues.