Financial Institutions Advisory


As increasing globalization continues to create greater complexity for financial services companies, financial institutions are constantly challenged to understand a wide range of issues and developments. Banks and other financial firms must stay informed of new regulatory initiatives while at the same time implementing any program modifications and reforms required by regulators, monitoring and responding to new risks, and continuing to explore strategic opportunities in emerging markets.

The regulatory landscape can be daunting, and even seemingly straightforward issues can involve significant complexity. These matters require skilled legal counsel that can make the difference in avoiding or overcoming legal obstacles. We have extensive experience across a full spectrum of domestic and cross-border services, including:

  • Bank Regulatory and Compliance
  • Nonbank Financial Services
  • Derivatives, Securities, Funds and Capital Markets Advisory
  • M&A and Transactional Advisory
  • Enforcement, Investigation and Supervisory
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Payment Systems and Activities
  • FinTech and RegTech
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Employment, Compensation and Board Advisory

A comprehensive solution across multiple jurisdictions

We serve the needs of financial institutions in the US, UK, EU, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Clients include:

  • Commercial Banks and Depository Institutions
  • Investment Banks
  • Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
  • Investment Funds, REITs and Public Funds
  • Private Equity and Hedge Funds
  • Securities and Insurance Firms
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds and Government-owned Banks
  • Third-Party Service Providers
  • Nonbank Lenders and Servicers
  • FinTech Firms and Payments Companies

A dedicated, experienced and skilled global team

Our global Financial Institutions Advisory team members have worked in this field for many years and include many leaders in the private bar as well as former senior regulators of financial institutions, including:

  • General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Chief Counsel of the UK Financial Services Authority
  • Special Counsel, Managing Director of External Affairs and Director of Congressional Affairs of the US Treasury Department’s former Office of Thrift Supervision
  • Staff Attorney of the former US House Banking Committee
  • Senior Counsel of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Supervision and Regulatory Staff Attorney of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System