Richard Lang is a founding partner of Baldini Lang LLC. He has over 25 years of executive-level domestic and international legal, compliance and ethics experience in the financial services industry. Rich’s law practice focuses on negotiating high risk technology contracts on behalf of credit unions, community banks, and FinTech companies.
Baldini Lang LLC is a law firm dedicated to providing high quality legal services to credit unions, including advice on high-risk financial technology contracts and regulatory compliance.
Rich proudly serves credit unions in his home state of South Dakota. Baldini Lang LLC understands the credit union mission: Not-for-profit, member-owned financial institutions run by committed employees and governed by volunteer boards. Whether negotiating core processing agreements, advising on mergers, or providing other legal and compliance services, Baldini Lang LLC puts its skills and experience to work as passionate and collaborative advocates for its credit union clients.
Immediately prior to forming Baldini Lang LLC, Rich was Chief Ethics Officer for HSBC Bank USA, and he was previously Acting General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for Open Solutions Inc., where he led the company’s $1 billion acquisition by Fiserv Inc.
Rich also founded Lang Compliance & Ethics Consulting and TheEthicsOffice.com. Before that consulting role, Rich was Chief Ethics, Compliance & Privacy Officer for Unum. Rich began his legal career as an attorney at Travelers, and he worked for Citigroup/Travelers in both legal and compliance & ethics roles, eventually being named General Counsel for Citigroup’s international insurance operations, as well as Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer.
An honors graduate of Marquette University, Rich received his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of the Connecticut and South Dakota Bars.
Rich and his wife Ann have five children, and were foster parents to five more. They live in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, and are active parishioners at St. Dunstan Church. Rich was born in Huron, South Dakota.