Austin Smithers currently serves as Netspend’s Senior Vice President of Legal & Compliance.  Netspend legal is responsible for drafting and negotiating agreements, managing litigation, drafting terms and conditions, reviewing marketing collateral and other consumer facing materials, applying for and maintaining money transmission licenses, processing subpoenas and assisting law enforcement. Netspend compliance is responsible for anti-money laundering monitoring/reporting, compliance testing, customer identification and distributor due diligence.  Prior to joining Netspend, Smithers worked for Baker Botts L.L.P. as a corporate/securities attorney. Smithers holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctor of jurisprudence, Summa Cum Laude, from Texas Tech School of Law.