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Brian Bacon

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


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Brian Bacon is Associate Vice President and Associate General Counsel  for Nationwide, a nationally renowned insurance and financial services firm and in addition is Assistant Secretary for its subsidiary Nationwide Bank, member FDIC both based in Columbus, Ohio. He manages a banking, trust and financial transactions legal team for a fast growing federally chartered savings bank. He has practiced before the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in connection with a number of transactions and has provided input into the drafting of legislative language for the landmark Dodd-Frank Act. During his career at Nationwide, he has worked on developing legal platforms for the offering of corporate owned life insurance products, retirement plan trusts and medium term notes all requiring extensive practice in banking, securities and insurance laws. Prior to joining Nationwide in 1986, he served as Ohio Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Chief Counsel’s Staff. During law school at UDSL, he served on the Moot Court Board and as law clerk to Hon. Judge John W. Kessler of the Common Pleas Court of Montgomery County, Ohio.


Banking Law

Commercial Transactions

Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Securities Regulation


B.A. summa cum laude St. John Fisher College 
J.D. University of Dayton School of Law 
C.P.C.U. American Institute for Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters 
C.L.U. American College 
F.L.M.I. with distinction Life Office Management Association

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Ohio 
U.S. Supreme Court

Areas of Law