Larry E. Thompson

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Larry E. Thompson
Employer Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Larry E. Thompson is the former vice chairman of The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). He is also co-chair of DTCC’s Internal Risk Management Committee. He was responsible for all legal and regulatory activities of DTCC and its subsidiaries, The Depository Trust Company (DTC), DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC, and the National Securities Clearing Corporation.[1] He retired in December 2018.

Up until February 1, 2017, he was also general counsel at DTCC but stepped down from those duties to serve full-time as vice chairman.[2]


Thompson began his legal career with DTCC as associate counsel in 1981. He was elected vice president and deputy general counsel in 1991, became a senior vice president in 1993 and was named general counsel in 1999. Previously, he was a partner in the New York law firm of Lake, Bogan, Lenoir, Jones & Thompson. He also practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell.


Thompson earned his B.A. degree from Yale University with cum laude honors and as Scholar of the House. He earned his law degree at the University of California at Berkeley.


  1. Biography of Larry E. Thompson. DTCC.
  2. DTCC Appoints Ann Shuman As General Counsel; Larry Thompson to Focus Full Energies on Vice Chairman Responsibilities. press release via Bob's Guide.