Richard Daingerfield has practiced banking law for 39 years. He began his career at a prominent New Jersey law firm before joining the in-house legal department of National Westminster Bank in NYC in 1986. He served for several years as EVP & chief legal officer of NatWest Holdings and, after the Royal Bank of Scotland (RSB) acquired NatWest in 2000,  EVP & chief legal officer of RBS’s NY branch. From 2010 until he retired in June 2014, he served as EVP & general counsel of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., then a $133 billion bank based in Boston.

Currently, Mr. Daingerfield serves on the board of directors of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation, a $4.6 billion bank holding company in New Jersey. He chairs the board’s risk committee and is a member of its executive and audit committees. In addition, Mr. Daingerfield is an adjunct faculty member of the Boston University Law School’s Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law,  for which he has received the John S. Baerst Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also the author of a recently published book based on his course. He has held leadership positions in several professional associations, including serving as chairman of the Commercial and Real Estate Lending Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee.

Mr. Daingerfield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.