Steven Van Beek has left NAFCU to join the law practice of Howard & Howard at the firm’s office in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, Mich., according to an Oct. 2 release. He had been named NAFCU’s vice president of regulatory compliance this summer.
In the release, Howard & Howard lauded Van Beek’s extensive knowledge about CFPB and NCUA regulations and underlying laws and his prominence as a frequent speaker at industry events. He is also well known as the author of NAFCU’s Compliance Blog. At NAFCU, he was responsible for all aspects of NAFCU’s compliance assistance program and compliance-related products and services.
At Howard & Howard, Van Beek will join Michael Bell, a business law attorney who has counseled credit unions in their groundbreaking acquisition of banks.
“Over the past couple years I have taken my practice national, focusing on M & A transactions and strategic issues. The addition of Steve will complement our menu of services by bringing specific expertise in the area of compliance,” Bell said.
“This is timely due to the well-known ‘compliance crisis’ that is causing so much trouble for credit unions,” Bell said Wednesday.
Van Beek is a 2004 graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich., and a 2007 graduate of George Mason University School of Law in Arlngton, Va