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Our team provides a wide range of legal services to banks and non-bank providers of financial services.

We leverage our industry knowledge to proactively protect against the threats of regulatory challenges and turn them into opportunities.

Our approach

No industry was more impacted by the Great Recession than financial services.

Organizations in this sector need dynamic counsel now more than ever to help them succeed in this increasingly regulated and scrutinized environment. We design and execute a wide variety of complex banking, finance and corporate transactions, representing financial institutions in a broad array of complex matters.

We regularly provide counsel for issues involving privacy, data breach, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), corporate governance, enforcement, branching, consumer credit, new powers and other federal and state operational regulatory matters.

We also represent clients on state and federal legislatures. And in transactions, we represent institutions in the acquisition and sale of entire banks or bank assets, sale of subsidiaries, sale of loan and lease portfolios and sale of participation interests in loans.

We work with our clients as they raise new capital through public offerings and private placements of debt and equity, providing customized services on their schedule with maximum efficiency.

Media Clips

  • What Banks Should Fear In 2016
    Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 8, 2016

    This piece, which describes the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness, features commentary from Susan.

  • Brokerage Firm's GC Returns To Nixon Peabody
    Law360 | September 18, 2013

    This feature article highlights the arrival of Long Island commercial litigation counsel Chris Porzio.


Is your company's website violating the ADA?
Litigation Alert | December 21, 2015

Investment fund executives vindicated by First Circuit's reversing SEC on scienter and non-misleading statements
Securities Litigation Alert | December 11, 2015

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Citing costs to taxpayers, the Obama Administration reiterates support for amending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to exempt student loan servicers
Class Action Alert | October 23, 2015

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau puts arbitration in the cross-hairs
Class Action Alert | October 13, 2015

Webinar Recording: DOJ targets executives in corporate investigations
Originally recorded on September 25, 2015 | September 30, 2015

Erica P. John Fund v. Halliburton—the uncertain role of corrective disclosures at the class certification stage of securities fraud cases
Securities Litigation Alert | August 13, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court resuscitates RMBS securities class action challenging statements of opinion in light of Omnicare
Securities Litigation Alert | April 1, 2015

Back in the saddle again: Madoff feeder fund plaintiffs closer to recovery from fund service providers Citco and PricewaterhouseCoopers
Private Fund Disputes Alert | March 17, 2015

Follow the money: New York's highest court upholds the Separate Entity Rule
Financial Services Alert | November 6, 2014

Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

Picard powerless to block independent Madoff feeder fund settlements
Private Fund Disputes Alert | August 12, 2014

Supreme Court interprets Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to reach employees of public company's private contractors
Financial Services Alert | March 6, 2014

Federal Regulatory Agencies Issue Financial Abuse of Elders Guidance
Regulated Financial Institutions Alert | October 7, 2013

"But I thought we were just negotiating"—Are the good faith provisions in a term sheet or letter of intent enforceable upon the parties?
Private Fund Disputes Alert | July 24, 2013

Update on the Kilgore Ninth Circuit appeal: California's public injunction exception escapes for another day, but the en banc court reads the exception to arbitration narrowly and rejects plaintiffs' attempt at artful pleading
Class Action Alert | April 16, 2013

CFPB proposes amendments to the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules
Regulated Financial Institutions Alert | March 15, 2013

Gabelli v. SEC
Securities Litigation Alert | March 1, 2013

Don't "put the cart before the horse": Supreme Court rejects Amgen's argument that securities fraud plaintiffs must prove materiality of alleged misrepresentations at the class certification stage
Class Action Alert | February 28, 2013

Can a company director always obtain access to the advice of counsel that was provided to the company?
Commercial Litigation Alert | February 27, 2013

Qualified mortgages vs. qualified residential mortgages
Regulated Financial Institutions Alert | February 26, 2013

RMBS repurchase litigations — how to win or lose the war of the experts when proving breach and damages at trial
Corporate Trust and Banking and Financial Services Litigation Alert | February 15, 2013

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