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Our Financial Services Group is recognized as a premier destination for a broad range of clients in the financial services industry on their most important matters. Our clients include U.S. and non-U.S. banking organizations, broker-dealers, asset managers, insurers, retirement service providers and other companies providing financial services, such as fintechs and technology companies, as well as cryptocurrency and other novel payment services providers. Our clients choose us to provide innovative advice on a wide range of transactional, regulatory, supervisory, governance and enforcement matters.

Our Practice

The Paul, Weiss Financial Services Group offers strategic advice to financial services clients to pinpoint fast-emerging market opportunities and develop successful capital solutions, all while effectively managing regulatory risk. We deliver comprehensive, strategic counsel that reflects our understanding of financial market innovations and the dynamic regulatory landscape across the financial services sector.

Our group combines resources from across practice areas and offices in global financial centers to advise clients on a broad range of issues that are fundamental to the core strategies of their businesses. Our expertise spans across mergers and acquisitions, bank regulation, finance, capital markets, investment management, broker-dealer, commodities, futures and derivatives, economic sanctions and financial crimes, consumer protection, privacy, cybersecurity, tax, corporate governance and litigation.

Paul, Weiss has extensive experience with U.S. and non-U.S. financial services laws and regulations and the agencies that apply them. We represent clients before the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state bank regulatory agencies, as well as the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of Justice. The firm also works with financial services clients to develop strategies for their interactions with Congressional oversight bodies.

Our group consists of former top regulators and senior in-house counsel of major financial institutions that have direct experience in all aspects of financial services regulation, as well as leading strategic and transactional advisors. We combine technical and analytical skill with extensive industry knowledge and market experience to help our clients reduce risk and achieve strategic objectives. Our lawyers have played a key role in financial reform and crisis response including the drafting, enactment and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and advising bank clients and their boards of directors during the bank failures in the spring of 2023.

We also form cross-disciplinary teams with our colleagues from the firm’s best-in-class Financial Services Litigation & Investigations Group to support enforcement, litigation, white collar and congressional investigations.

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