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Joseph T. Green



Joe Green serves banking and financial services clients by providing counsel on regulatory compliance and in litigation, leveraging more than 20 years’ experience as an in-house bank general counsel.

Regulatory Compliance

With decades of experience dealing with regulatory issues for financial institutions, including enforcement activity, Joe is a recognized subject matter authority clients turn to for answers. Areas where he has relevant experience include regulatory compliance, dealing with the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering requirements, bank mergers and acquisitions, and unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices. He also has experience dealing with bank regulatory examinations and corporate governance issues unique to the banking industry.

Prior Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Joe served TCF Financial Corporation (now Huntington Bancshares Inc.) as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, including overseeing regulatory affairs.

Personal Interests

Joe has completed more than 50 marathons. He is also an avid distance cyclist and in the summer of 2023 rode over 2,000 miles in a solo bike trip from Bar Harbor, Maine to Bismarck, North Dakota.

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Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
M.B.A. (1990)

University of Michigan Law School
J.D. Michigan Journal of International Legal Studies (editor) (1980)

University of Michigan
A.B. with high distinction (1976)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bankers Association — Mid-Size Bank General Counsels Committee (chair, 2012-13; vice-chair, 2011-12)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Business Law Section (chair, 2018); Banking Law Committee (co-chair, 2009-present)

Civic Activities

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, director, 2014-23
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Foundation, chair, 2018-20
  • Lake Harriet United Methodist Church Foundation (Minneapolis), trustee, 2000-present
  • Minnesota Orchestral Association, director, 2015-present; chair, 2021-23
  • One Village Partners (nonprofit providing services to villages in eastern Sierra Leone), director, 2014-19
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