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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Real Estate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Gaming Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Arbitration Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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H. Rodgin Cohen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

H. Rodgin Cohen

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Hanover, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Commercial Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Littleton, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Securities Regulation Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Corporate Governance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Municipal Law Financial Services Regulation Law Utilities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Ooltewah, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Litigation - Banking and Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Public Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Hanover, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Securities Regulation Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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Kenneth M. Lapine was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kenneth M. Lapine

Miller Goler Faeges Lapine LLP
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hanover, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Project Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Consumer Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Energy Law Insurance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Health Care Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Energy Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Compliance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Banking and Finance Nonprofit / Charities Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Franchise Law Equipment Finance Law Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law International Trade and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Financial Services Regulation Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Franchise Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Equipment Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law International Trade and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Antitrust Financial Services Regulation Law International Trade and Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Real Estate Law Franchise Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law

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Practice Area Definition

Financial Services Regulation Law Definition

Financial services regulation law refers to the laws and regulations governing the creation, operation, and insolvency of financial institutions. These institutions include banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, investment vehicles, trading platforms, payment systems, and securities settlement systems. The laws and regulations include federal banking, securities and commodities laws, as well as analogous state laws. They are designed to promote a variety of purposes, including the safety and soundness of financial institutions, investor and consumer protection and financial stability. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 is the most significant expansion of federal financial regulatory laws since the Great Depression.

Financial regulatory practices vary from firm to firm. Some law firms are limited to providing financial regulatory advice to a particular type of financial institution, such as a bank or insurance company. Others focus on bank mergers and acquisitions. Only a few have a full-scope practice consisting of financial regulatory and legislative advice; mergers and acquisitions when the target is a financial institution; capital markets transactions when the issuer is a financial institution; enforcement and other litigation when the defendant is a financial institution; and insolvency and restructuring when the insolvent party is a financial institution.

Financial regulatory and legislative advice consists of advising financial institutions on regulatory limitations and requirements related to their operations and strategy, including chartering and licensing, capital or liquidity requirements, restrictions on investments or activities, financial reporting, business conduct requirements, investor protection, consumer protection, transactions with affiliates, privacy, trading, hedging, and reporting financial crimes by customers or counterparties. It includes difficult statutory or regulatory interpretation where gaps or ambiguities in the law exist, commenting on proposed legislation or regulation, seeking clarification or regulatory changes, and advocating positions before regulatory agencies.

Mergers and acquisitions transactions consist of structuring and executing the purchase or sale of a financial institution, including obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals.

Capital markets transactions consist of structuring and executing the offer and sale of debt, equity, or hybrid securities, including compliance with any special disclosure requirements for financial institutions.

Enforcement and other litigation involve defending against an enforcement action by financial regulators, white-collar criminal defense, or otherwise defending financial institutions in litigation.

Insolvency and restructuring involves advising a financial institution, its creditors or a potential purchaser when the financial institution is in a troubled or failed condition and a regulatory agency is in charge of its reorganization or liquidation.

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Financial services regulation law refers to the laws and regulations governing the creation, operation, and insolvency of financial institutions. These institutions include banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, investment vehicles, trading platforms, payment systems, and securities settlement systems. The laws and regulations include federal banking, securities and commodities laws, as well as analogous state laws. They are designed to promote a variety of purposes, including the safety and soundness of financial institutions, investor and consumer protection and financial stability. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 is the most significant expansion of federal financial regulatory laws since the Great Depression.

Financial regulatory practices vary from firm to firm. Some law firms are limited to providing financial regulatory advice to a particular type of financial institution, such as a bank or insurance company. Others focus on bank mergers and acquisitions. Only a few have a full-scope practice consisting of financial regulatory and legislative advice; mergers and acquisitions when the target is a financial institution; capital markets transactions when the issuer is a financial institution; enforcement and other litigation when the defendant is a financial institution; and insolvency and restructuring when the insolvent party is a financial institution.

Financial regulatory and legislative advice consists of advising financial institutions on regulatory limitations and requirements related to their operations and strategy, including chartering and licensing, capital or liquidity requirements, restrictions on investments or activities, financial reporting, business conduct requirements, investor protection, consumer protection, transactions with affiliates, privacy, trading, hedging, and reporting financial crimes by customers or counterparties. It includes difficult statutory or regulatory interpretation where gaps or ambiguities in the law exist, commenting on proposed legislation or regulation, seeking clarification or regulatory changes, and advocating positions before regulatory agencies.

Mergers and acquisitions transactions consist of structuring and executing the purchase or sale of a financial institution, including obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals.

Capital markets transactions consist of structuring and executing the offer and sale of debt, equity, or hybrid securities, including compliance with any special disclosure requirements for financial institutions.

Enforcement and other litigation involve defending against an enforcement action by financial regulators, white-collar criminal defense, or otherwise defending financial institutions in litigation.

Insolvency and restructuring involves advising a financial institution, its creditors or a potential purchaser when the financial institution is in a troubled or failed condition and a regulatory agency is in charge of its reorganization or liquidation.