Mike Zandpour
SVP & Associate General Counsel
City National Bank


Mike Zandpour is a Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at City National Bank. Mike supports a variety of business areas within the bank, including commercial, corporate, entertainment, technology, SBA, and private banking. Mike served as the lead attorney in resolution of four whole-bank acquisitions through FDIC loss share. 

Mike was the 2015 chair of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section Financial Institutions Committee.

Prior to joining City National Bank, Mike served as Assistant General Counsel at Far East National Bank, where he managed litigation and advised on lending, regulatory, and bank operational matters. Mike led efforts to resolve the bank’s portfolio of problem corporate and real estate assets during the great recession where he served in a dual role as manager, special assets department.

Mike received a Jurist Doctorate from The Ohio State University (Moritz) College of Law where he served on the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.

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