Robert P. Weaver, Esq. is a 1983 West Babylon Alumni. Rob received his Bachelor of Art, cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1987 and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University’s School of Law in 1990.
In 1990, Rob joined the Dime Savings Bank of New York, FSB, where he served as counsel, specializing in banking regulation and compliance and eventually served as a special assistant to the Bank’s CEO, overseeing public, government and investor relations.
Governor George Pataki appointed Rob as counsel to the New York State Banking Department in 1995 and he eventually served as the Department’s Chief of Staff. While at the Banking Department, Rob facilitated the establishment of the Holocaust Claims Processing Office, drafted regulations implementing the ATM safety act and oversaw the Department’s staff during and in the immediate aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001.
In 2004, Rob joined Emigrant Bank as Regulatory Counsel and assisted the Bank in developing one of the earliest online banking platforms in the country as well as led Emigrant’s compliance area during the 2008 financial crisis.
Rob left Emigrant in 2010 to serve as counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington DC, where he assisted in drafting regulations implementing provisions of the Dodd Frank Act.
In 2012, Rob joined the staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he oversaw legal and compliance efforts at GE Capital Corporation and Citigroup. Rob also led the special review of several large institution’s manipulation of the foreign exchange markets, which resulted in the first time in US history that several banks pled guilty to a crime.
Rob rejoined Emigrant Bank in 2016, where he serves as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act Officer.
Rob resides in Lindenhurst with his wife, Donna. Rob and Donna are the proud parents of three daughters and a son and welcomed their first grandchild, Hailey Lynn on July 4, 2018.