Legal Excellence for Financial Institutions

New investment vehicles, new regulations and globalization can present numerous challenges to financial institutions. With Paul Hastings as a strategic business partner, we strive to create value and turn market uncertainty to your advantage.

We have decades of experience advising clients from all areas of the financial services industry, working closely with major commercial and investment banks, asset managers, alternative capital providers, insurance companies, brokers, and payment service providers. From operations and acquisitions to lending and litigation to formation and financing, we draw on the specialized knowledge and expertise of an integrated and cross-discipline team, to provide innovative solutions and strategic legal counsel to help financial institutions move their business forward.

Recognition for Our Expertise


An Outstanding Finance Team

Our team works on a wide range of transactions – from regional acquisitions to complex, multibillion-dollar combinations of major institutions. We have experience navigating all types of equity and debt capital raisings, including novel recapitalizations of troubled institutions. In addition, we regularly counsel financial institutions on legislative and compliance matters and advise our clients on strategies to minimize the risk of litigation, as a critical component of our transactional and regulatory counsel. Our lawyers have also dealt with some of the most sensitive and complex enforcement issues arising out of troubled or distressed situations.


Our financial institutions team is comprised of prominent practitioners, including lawyers with extensive government experience as former federal prosecutors, SEC enforcement attorneys, and other state and federal regulators and who have expertise across the continuum of matters affecting financial institutions.

Our dedicated financial services offering combines cutting-edge transaction execution and preeminent financial regulatory expertise.

  • Unsurpassed debt finance and capital raising solutions

  • A market-leading fintech and payments practice

  • The full spectrum of asset management and investment funds work, including fund formation, business operations

  • A global financial regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings practice

  • The full range of matters relating to LIBOR transition including assessments and planning, analyzing and strategizing, and implementation

  • Leading global CLO Arranger and Manager counsel

  • Recognized market authorities on intercreditor arrangements from both the senior and junior capital perspectives across all lending structures.

  • A renowned real estate finance team representing both lenders and borrowers in every type of financing structure


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Your Finance Team

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John H. Cobb

Partner, Corporate Department

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Chris Daniel

Partner, Corporate Department

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Luc A. Despins

Partner, Corporate Department

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Brian F. Richards

Partner, Corporate Department

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Michael R. Rosella

Partner, Corporate Department

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Joshua H. Sternoff

Partner, Corporate Department

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