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Reputation is a treasured asset for financial services organizations — which is why the industry's global, regional, mid-sized and community banks, broker-dealers, and specialty finance and Fintech firms trust Arnold & Porter to support their businesses. Our widely recognized Financial Services team combines renowned regulatory, litigation, and transactional capabilities with pragmatic problem-solving and results-driven determination to optimize our clients' options. We develop innovative structures and novel solutions to regulatory issues that allow clients to optimize their business strategy. To date, these efforts have led to favorable changes to agency rules and novel legal interpretations that have enabled our clients to offer new products and services, structure operations, and expand the scope of their operations in an efficient manner, consistent with their business objectives.

  • Lauded Litigation Skills: Our extensive experience with all phases of financial institution criminal and civil litigation and enforcement actions, arbitrations, and contested regulatory proceedings covers the full range of subject matters.

  • Renowned Regulatory Results: Our solutions to complex issues arising under relevant statutes, regulations, and regulatory guidance help sector stakeholders offer new products and services, structure operations, and expand the scope of their operations.

  • Top Transactional Talent: Our team’s work on deals for sector-specific financial institutions is valued at over US$100 billion and puts us on the cutting edge of developing new or refined M&A, capital raising, and finance (syndicated, real estate, workout) transaction structures.

70+: Lawyers providing financial institution clients with comprehensive regulatory, litigation, legislative, and transactional services.
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Countless Connections: We have deep experience and familiarity with the views and expectations of the financial regulators.

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  • Chambers Latin America
    Banking & Finance (2020)
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    Fintech (2024)
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    FinTech Legal (USA) (2024)
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  • IFLR1000
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    Project Finance (USA) (2023)
    Restructuring & Insolvency (USA) (UK) (2023)
  • Chambers Global
    Banking & Finance (Latin America-wide) (2021)
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
    "Best Law Firms" for Insurance (San Francisco) (2022)
    "Best Law Firms" for Financial Services Regulation (National, DC) (2022)
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  • Law360
    MVP for Banking Law (2015)
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