Paul May has been General Counsel and previously Chief Compliance Officer at ICBC Financial Services LLC.  He formerly worked as Chief Compliance Officer at ABN AMRO Securities and its affiliated entities from 2010 to 2018. Previously, Mr. May served in various compliance and legal capacities at Cowen and Company, ICAP and Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, in the Securities Industry practice at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, and as founding partner of Steere & May, a boutique financial services practice.

Mr. May began his legal career as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York from 1990 to 1995. He is a regular speaker at securities industry events including the SIFMA Annual Compliance and Legal Conference on topics including Preventing and Detecting Securities Fraud and Compliance Risk Assessment. He is co-author of “Building an Effective Compliance Risk Assessment Program for a Financial Institution” in the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody.

Mr. May is a founding trustee of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and Chair of the Board of Peconic Landing, a continuing care retirement community in Southold, New York. He has served as President of the Board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence – an education and advocacy organization that encourages safe gun ownership and sensible firearms regulation.



College of the Holy Cross

Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor


Founding Trustee of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association

President of the Board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

Bar Admissions

New York

Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York

Supreme Court of the United States