Attorneys focused on financial services and regulatory issues who regularly deal with, or who formerly served as senior officials and legal counsel of, federal and state agencies responsible for the supervision of banks and other financial institutions including the:

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Federal Reserve Board
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
    Federal Housing Finance Agency
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
    Financial Stability Oversight Council
    Commodities Futures Trading Commission
    Department of Justice
    Department of Treasury
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Office of Management and Budget
    Federal Trade Commission


Recognized by Chambers USA

Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," 2011 - 2017

Ranked among the nation's top firms for Financial Services:

    Regulatory in Legal 500

Banking and Financial Services Regulatory

providing experience and innovation to the financial services industry

Venable has one of the country's leading financial services practices. Chambers USA states that we have "an excellent national reputation in the financial services sector." This recognition is based on the team's experience and deep understanding of the principal federal financial regulatory agencies. We regularly advise financial institutions on business transactions and the laws and regulations that can affect those transactions and their businesses.

Our clients know that we can help them through the full lifecycle of their business – from forming new charters and the creation of bank products, through mergers and acquisitions, through supervision of ongoing operations and defending against enforcement, as well as issues arising out of bank receiverships.

Venable's financial services practice provides a full range of legal services to all segments of the financial services industry. Unlike law firms whose financial services practices focus on one type of financial institution, our lawyers have high levels of experience regarding commercial banks, thrifts, credit unions, industrial loan companies, holding companies, and foreign banks, as well as their affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, vendors and counterparties.

Venable's financial services practice team works in close collaboration with the more than 80 legal professionals in our other regulatory practice areas, including privacy and data security, and advertising and marketing, as well as our government relations, corporate, tax and litigation teams across the firm. Our clients know Venable provides comprehensive solutions to meet new opportunities and address complex challenges.


Regulation of banks, savings associations, and bank, thrift and financial holding companies;

Mergers and acquisitions; capital markets; private equity;

Applications for new charters and deposit insurance, and other regulator consent;

Innovation in products and services;

US supervision of international and foreign banks;

Electronic and mobile banking;

Supervision of operations;

Resolutions of depository institutions.