Donald A. Pape is a member of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group. He represents both privately held and public financial institutions in a wide range of banking and regulatory matters.
Don brings to his law practice nearly 30 years of experience as Chairman of the board of Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, where assets have grown from $18 million to $410 million under his leadership. He is a Director on the board of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight, Raleigh, North Carolina, member and former Chair of the Bankers Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C. and a member of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Investors.
Additionally, Don has served as a member of the Article 8, Legislative Review Subcommittee of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Banking Commissioner’s Banking Code Review Committee.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in a military family, he graduated from high school in Oklahoma City before attending the University of Oklahoma. After his own military service in the United States Air Force, Pape was discharged with the rank of Captain and returned to Norman, Oklahoma.
- University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1967; J.D., 1973)
- 1974, Oklahoma
- 1974, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
- 2004, U.S. Supreme Court
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Cleveland County Bar Association