Financial Institutions

We have one of the world’s preeminent financial institutions practices. Our Financial Institutions Group (FIG) represents many of the most important U.S. and non-U.S. banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, trading markets and investment managers. We advise them on a wide variety of matters, including financial regulatory, capital markets, M&A, compliance and enforcement, credit risk management and insolvency issues. 

We are at the forefront of advising financial institutions on how the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory implementation process will impact their business. We have been engaged as principal outside counsel for Dodd-Frank Act implementation work by all six of the largest U.S. banking organizations, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), many of the largest foreign banks with operations in the United States and several other financial institutions. We have advised or are advising clients on more than 80 comment letters on some of the most important proposed Dodd-Frank Act regulations. For more on our Dodd-Frank advisory practice, visit our Dodd-Frank Resource Center.

Our thought leadership on financial regulatory reform matters has been widely recognized in news media, including The Wall Street JournalThe American Lawyer and InvestmentNews. Our financial regulatory reform experience was cemented by our prominent role in advising clients, including the U.S. and U.K. governments, during the Financial Crisis of 2008; and the exceptional quality of our legal team that includes former top regulators, former senior in-house counsels to major financial institutions and former Supreme Court law clerks, all of whom combine Washington regulatory experience with the practical insights of transactional lawyers.