Palmer Hamilton is a partner in the Government Relations Practice Group. He represents clients before the US Congress and advises numerous elected and appointed officials across the country.
Palmer has held senior posts within several administrations and has actively represented clients in Congress for four decades, with a particular focus on finance and government affairs. Palmer currently serves as head of the firm’s Washington, DC office.
Palmer’s prior governmental experience includes service as an assistant to the Comptroller of the Currency and as chief of new bank chartering of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Palmer has also served on various federal, state, and city boards. He has been active in the political realm in support of various candidacies, including serving as chairman of the Reelection Committee for US Senator Richard Shelby, former chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and current chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Over the years, Palmer has acted as Washington counsel for the Midsize Bank Coalition of America, JPMorgan Chase & Co., former Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Preston Martin, Prudential, Sears, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Realtors, the National ATM Council, Bayerische Landesbank, Israel Discount Bank, Regions Bank, BBVA Compass Bank, as well as special counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Bank system.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Palmer C. Hamilton