Widely acknowledged as one of the nation's premier financial services practices, the Arnold & Porter LLP Financial Services practice group of over 35 lawyers provides US and international financial institution clients with comprehensive regulatory, litigation, legislative and transactional services. The practice group handles complex regulatory and transactional issues, represents clients in legislative matters (including Congressional hearings and investigations) and litigates cases involving the financial services industry at the administrative level and in the state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court.
The practice group is recognized for developing innovative structures and novel solutions to regulatory issues, that allow clients to optimize their business strategy. Clients include a broad cross-section of bank holding companies, savings institutions, foreign banks, insurance companies, securities firms, investment managers, electronic commerce businesses, and foreign governments.
The practice group offers extensive experience in dealing with financial institutions and securities regulatory agencies, both federal and state, and with state insurance regulatory authorities, as well with the recently established Federal Insurance Office. Several members of the practice group have served in senior positions at the key federal regulatory agencies. The team is supported by the full interdisciplinary resources of Arnold & Porter, including the Corporate and Securities; Litigation; Public Policy and Legislative; Antitrust/Competition; Tax, Trusts, and Estates; ERISA; Environmental; and Intellectual Property practice groups.