Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Lawyer Michael Mancusi Joins Arnold & Porter LLP

June 18, 2014

Washington, DC, June 18, 2014 --Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that Michael A. Mancusi has joined the firm's Financial Services practice as a partner in its Washington, DC office.  Mr. Mancusi represents domestic and foreign banks, credit unions, and other financial services clients in a wide range of state and federal regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters.  He also has substantial experience representing clients in government and corporate internal investigations, including entities subject to anti-money laundering requirements.

Mr. Mancusi also counsels clients facing complex corporate governance and structural issues. In addition, he represents clients before key state and federal bank regulatory agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.  Mr. Mancusi previously served in the Enforcement Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

"Michael is a highly regarded advisor who will bring an exceptional level of practical knowledge and experience to both domestic and foreign financial services clients," said Arnold & Porter's Chairman Thomas H. Milch.  "His deep and practical understanding of issues facing international banking institutions, many of which have a major presence in New York, makes him a perfect complement to our firm's strong practice in the financial services industry."

Added David Freeman, head of Arnold & Porter's Financial Services group: "Michael is an effective advocate who is highly regarded in the bank regulatory and enforcement arenas.  He possesses a unique set of skills that adds further depth to our practice, and allows us to continue to offer clients a comprehensive range of services."

Arnold & Porter's Financial Services group is widely recognized for its legal services to U.S. and international institutions addressing their regulatory, litigation, legislative, and transactional concerns.  Its team of more than 35 lawyers has been recognized for developing innovative structures and novel solutions that allow clients to optimize their business strategy.

"I look forward to joining this established financial services practice, collaborating with my new partners across offices, and providing clients with highly skilled counsel and exceptional service,"  said Mr. Mancusi.  "Arnold & Porter presents a strong platform that is advantageous to clients facing challenges domestically and internationally."

Mr. Mancusi received his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, and his M.B.A. from University of Richmond's Reynolds Graduate School of Business.  He is currently Vice Chair of the ABA's Banking Law Committee, and served on the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association's Banking Committee.

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of nearly 800 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, Houston London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D. C.  The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.

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