Our Work for Banking & Financial Services Industry Companies
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Illustrative services to the banking and financial services industry include:

  • Advising banks and bank holding companies on regulatory, compliance, and operational matters
  • Advising on investment banking underwriting activities, fairness opinions, engagement letters, and regulatory compliance
  • Advising strategic and financial lenders on acquiring, holding, and trading distressed debt before, during, and after bankruptcy
  • Assisting with matters relating to direct, secondary, and fund-of-fund investments
  • Counseling private equity, venture, distressed debt, and hedge fund formation and related Investment Advisors Act and Investment Company Act compliance
  • Drafting and/or litigating employment contracts, bonus and commission agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Establishing de novo banking institutions
  • Establishing de novo insurance institutions
  • Handling all employment-related litigation (discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FLSA misclassification, and other employment-related claims)
  • Handling bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters
  • Handling EEOC and other administrative charges and disputes
  • Handling expansion financing and exits
  • Intramural contractual arrangements among general partners, limited partners, and management
  • Negotiating debt financing/lending
  • Negotiating, drafting, and litigating depository agreements of controlled assets (DACA)
  • Protecting directors and officers from potential liability through insurance and indemnification plans
  • Providing general labor and employment preventive and compliance advice—counseling employers in the development of personnel policies and procedures, advising employer in handling of employment disputes and issues at the pre-litigation stage in an effort to avoid litigation or minimize exposure, including matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment, and other federal and state employment laws
  • Providing government advisory and relations services, including lobbying
  • Providing representation in several types of litigation
  • Representing clients in U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour audits regarding minimum wage and overtime compliance
  • Representing community banking organizations in a variety of formation, operational, regulatory, and transactional activities
  • Representing executive compensation plans and structures
  • Structuring labor and employment policies and procedures to minimize litigation against banks
  • Structuring operational and regulatory advice to health, life, property and casualty, title, and financial insurance and reinsurance companies, MGAs, brokers, and administrators