Travis P Nelson

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Travis Nelson is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Business Section who focuses his practice on serving financial institutions, and their directors and officers, in corporate M&A and other transactions, regulatory compliance (including consumer finance and non-consumer regulations), federal and state enforcement actions, internal investigations, and defense of financial services class action litigation. A significant portion of Mr. Nelson's practice is devoted to defending financial institutions in regulatory and criminal examinations and enforcement actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and state regulators. In addition, Mr. Nelson advises clients on navigating U.S. anti-money laundering laws and on cannabis banking.

Mr. Nelson formerly worked with the Enforcement Division of the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, the bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that regulates federally chartered banks. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Banking Law Committee, is a frequent writer and speaker on bank regulation, and is adjunct faculty at the Villanova University Law School where he teaches Financial Institutions Regulation. Mr. Nelson serves as co-editor of the ABA's Banking Law Committee Journal, and chair of the Banking Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Banking Law Section, Chair
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Alumni Association, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Maryland State Banking Board, Former Member, 2006-2008
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Bucks County Bar Association