Title: Lawyer and Compliance Officer
Company: MUFG Union Bank
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
David Block, Lawyer and Compliance Officer at MUFG Union Bank (retired), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in securities and financial law.
Interested in law and the stock market since he was 12, Mr. Block knew he wanted to be a lawyer and decided to pursue securities law once he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated from the institution in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science before earning a Juris Doctor from Emory University in 1976. He is a member of the Bar in California, and also holds an Executive MBA from Tulane University. Mr. Block became involved in life insurance through drafting executive compensation agreements for his legal clients, and later saw an opportunity for professional and monetary growth, working in the bank and corporate markets. He continues working in this area after his retirement from MUFG Union Bank.
Mr. Block has held a variety of esteemed positions over the course of his career and is particularly fond of his first job as a securities lawyer at the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C., from 1977 to 1979. In 1979, he relocated to San Francisco, California and practiced law first as an associate with Rosenblum, Parish and Bacigalupi and later as a partner in law firms specializing in the representation of financial institutions. Mr. Block established The Law Offices of David J. Block, operating his business from 2003 to 2009 before working in compensation, consulting and life insurance sales with PRB Financial Group. Mr. Block has spoken at engagements and seminars for bankers and bank directors and has often been quoted in The American Banker and The San Francisco Chronicle, and contributed articles to various professional journals such as The California Bankers Association.
He appeared on CNBC TV’s Power Lunch program as an expert in the banking industry and loves sharing his knowledge with those eager to learn. In recognition of his success, Mr. Block has been presented with the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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