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George R. Sutton

Phone: 801-534-7217


Financial Services and Regulatory Compliance


Mr. Sutton served as the Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions from 1987 to 1993, where he was responsible for regulating all state chartered depository institutions and all consumer financial services providers in Utah.

Since 1993, Mr. Sutton has specialized in bank regulation. He assists clients with new bank and other regulatory applications, provides compliance reviews of products and services, and advises boards and management on regulation and corporate governance matters. Mr. Sutton serves as counsel to two bank trade organizations where he assists with lobbying and legislative matters. Mr. Sutton also serves on the board of directors of a national bank servicing customers nationwide.


University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 1977


Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions, 1987-1992

Utah Housing Finance Agency, Board of Directors, 1987-1992

Utah Real Estate Appraisers Board, 1990-1992

Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Board of Directors, 1987-1992

Utah Symphony, Board of Directors, 1996-1999

GMAC Capital Corporation, CEO and Director, 1992-1994

WebBank, Board of Directors, 1994-1996

Community Nursing Services, Board of Directors, 1996-1998

SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Board of Trustees, 2010-2015

Synchrony Bank, Board of Directors, 2009-present

Industry Awards


Sutton Best

Best Lawyers in America, “Banking Lawyer of the Year in Utah.” 2009

Best Lawyers in America, "Salt Lake City Banking Regulation Lawyer of the Year," 2012

Best Lawyers in America, "Salt Lake City Financial Services Lawyer of the Year," 2016

Best Lawyers in America, Banking Law, 1995-2015

Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 2004-2011, 2013-2014

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1977, Utah