Perhaps nobody was happier with the demise of the Montreal Expos than Ronald Canter. Canter, one of the most respected legal minds in the ARM industry, was a diehard fan of the old Washington Senators. And when they left to become the Minnesota Twins, the nation’s capital was without baseball until the Expos moved south and became the Washington Nationals. Now that he has baseball back in his neighborhood, Canter can relax and focus on what’s most important: helping clients manage the ever-growing web of compliance regulations. Read on to learn more about Ronald Canter.
Name: Ronald S. Canter
Length of time at current company: 9 ½ years
Length of time in industry: 35 years
How did you get your start in the industry?
After two years of general legal practice, I took a position with a large collection law firm. After several years, I began to focus on the more complex cases and litigated counterclaims and appeals. I also became responsible for the firm’s compliance program. I opened my own practice in 2008.
What is your career highlight so far?
Receiving the 20th Annual Professionalism Award from the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Maryland in recognition of my service to the legal community.
When or how are you most productive?
When strategizing with clients in responding to lawsuits and in creating compliance solutions.
Which industry professional do you admire most?
What is one thing you do better than everyone else?
Complete my work on time, efficiently and at a reasonable cost.
What do you like most about this industry?
Its ability to change and adapt to shifting regulatory burdens.
What is one thing you wish you could change about this industry?
Greater protections for lawyers who represent consumer creditors.
If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
I would practice law in another field.
Describe a typical work day
I work remotely from home and then get to the office by 8:30 a.m. I confer with clients and associates and handle a wide range of litigation and compliance matters.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Washington Nationals and working in Florida in the winter.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Do not worry about the future. You will find that most of what you worry about will never comes to pass or that you will not be around to see if it does come to pass.
What are you currently reading?
A biography of Wilson Pickett.
What is one fact you’d like everyone in the industry to know about you?
I was at the last baseball game played by The Washington Senators in 1971 and waited 34 years for baseball to return to Washington, D.C.