Aaron Iovine, Esq. is the Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Cross River. In his current role, he spearheads the Bank’s thought leadership efforts and manages the legislative and regulatory engagement at both the federal and state level. Aaron’s areas of focus include fintech partnerships, digital assets, faster payments, open banking and the future of financial services. Prior to joining Cross River, Aaron worked at White & Case in the firm’s Financial Institution Advisory Practice and through law school spent time at some of the country’s largest financial services trade associations including The Clearing House and SIFMA. He is currently a Business Law Fellow at the American Bar Association where he also serves as serves Vice-Chair for the Retail Banking Subcommittee. Aaron also serves on the New York City and New York State Bar Associations’ Banking Law Committees.