Bank Regulation


Our bank regulatory practice represents many U.S. and foreign institutions to which we provide advice on the full spectrum of bank regulatory basics , including capital management and capital risk transfer, issues of bank powers, mergers and acquisitions, charters and licenses, control determinations, supervisory issues, insolvency concerns, affiliate transaction issues, capital markets, and other regulatory matters.

We were active in advising clients on the complex matters stemming from the global financial crisis, and we continue to advise bank holding companies and foreign banking entities on the implications of U.S. banking legislation.

Our lawyers have experience in a broad range of U.S. federal and state bank supervision and regulation. Selected examples include:

  • Advising on structuring bank and holding company investments, activities and transactions including both non-U.S. bank activity in the U.S. and U.S. bank activity abroad, to satisfy the interdependent multi-faceted, framework of U.S. bank regulation, including rules on control, affiliate transactions, authority and powers, and the Volcker Rule.
  • Advising on capital matters, including considerations relevant to Capital Relief Trades (CRTs).
  • Responding to supervisory and regulatory inquiries.
  • Resolving bank regulatory investigations and negotiating enforcement actions.
  • Structuring non-banking entities’ investments in banks and bank holding companies to comply with banking and bank holding company regulations.
  • Compliance with the full set of operational regulations, including Regulation W, Regulation O and loans-to-one borrow rules.
  • Managing, and preparing applications in connection with, the application processes for large, complex transactions.
  • Establishing protocols and systems to monitor regulatory and supervisory developments.
  • Representing bank interests in trade associations.


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3 Attorneys

Bartlett, Maurine R. Senior Counsel Charlotte
T. +1 212 504 6218
Cotton, Nikita B. Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6855
Karp, Andrew Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6962