1990 to date Consultant & attorney (since 2005) – Arranging funding for and/or consulting with clients, testifying in banking and financially related litigation, developing own commercial real estate and practicing law.
1978 to 1990 Banker – including CEO of two community banks and senior lender in charge of a $240 million loan portfolio; director at four banks and one holding company.
1972 to 1977 National Bank Examiner – Employed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) examining banks in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
1971 to 1972 W. Va. state government and U.S. Naval Reserve.
- Provided litigation support and/or expert testimony in cases in OH, WV, SC, PA, NC, VA, MI, KY, PR, VT, DC, FL, TN, NH, GA, MS, IL, MD, TX, IN, AZ, RI, OR, NY, IA, KS, CA, MO, MA, NJ, NV, AL & DE involving – lender liability, fraud, embezzlement, standard and nonstandard banking practice(s).
- Qualified as an expert in state and federal courts in OH, WV, KY, MI, NC, GA, MD, NY, KS & NV; deposed in cases pending in OH, WV, KY, MI, NC, VA, GA, DC, FL, MD, AZ, NY, KS, IL, NV, AL, IN & MS.
- Arranged over $50 million in loans for clients.
- Full responsibility for a variety of commercial loan situations, including complex loan “workouts” and real estate owned by foreclosure.
- Directed and participated in “due diligence” process on all loans related to acquisition and/or merger prospects.
- Full involvement in establishing a multi-bank holding company.
- Reached National Bank Examiner (OCC) status in three years (September 1975), working primarily in the suburban Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC areas.
- Placed in charge of Charleston, WV OCC sub-regional office in July 1976.
- Instructor and/or lecturer at several colleges in WV and Old Dominion University in VA.
- Directed and/or participated in the development of various bank policy manuals.
- Member of the original task force chosen from examiners nationwide to begin rewriting the OCC’s Handbook for National Bank Examiners (n/k/a Comptroller’s Handbook).
Bachelor of Science – business administration; West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1971
Graduate – Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1979
Juris Doctor – Regent University, School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 2005
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES & AFFILIATIONS
- Licensed attorney, Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 13, 2005 (Bar No. 70851)
- Licensed attorney, West Virginia, effective October 25, 2006 (Bar No. 10352)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE – #26710 – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, TX)
- Member — Hampton Roads Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Norfolk, VA
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA – #WV-00-4009) – certificate issued in WV; not licensed
- Member – West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (certificate # 3113)
- Member – Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants [1999 – 2013]
- Certified Lender Business Banking (CLBB – Institute of Certified Bankers [1995 – 2005] – sponsored by the American Bankers Association, Washington, DC)
- Director, Industrial Development Authority, Northampton County, VA
- Board member & Chairman – Cape Charles Christian School, Cape Charles, VA [2012 to present]
Publications authored by John W. Burdiss in the past ten years:
Bury Me Not in Guyandotte, (case study) Fraud Casebook, Lessons from the Bad Side of Business, Joseph T. Wells, Editor, John T. Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2007
Loan Losses: A Banking Expert’s Perspective (Chapter X) Loan Loss Coverage Under Financial Institution Bonds, Gilbert J. Schroeder & John J. Tomaine, Editors, ABA Publishing, Chicago, IL, 2007.