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


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    Regulatory in Legal 500

Supervision of Operations

The business of banking involves both the acceptance and the management of risk. Venable helps clients manage their regulatory risk by advising on policies, procedures and corporate governance, as well as assisting in responding to supervisory criticisms, which at times can seem endless, for even the most well-managed institutions.

Our attorneys help clients develop practical approaches to dealing with new regulatory requirements. We provide advice regarding the heightened regulatory scrutiny of relationships between financial institutions and their vendors and counterparties, including third-party service providers and payment processors.

Venable can advise on recent regulatory guidance on MRAs, prudential banking and risk management governance which, even when aimed only at the largest institutions, colors the supervisory relationship for community banks as well. We can also assist in dealing with the ongoing evolution of FFIEC guidance on data security and cybersecurity now that it demonstrably warrants close attention from boards and management.

Venable provides a full suite of corporate legal services necessary for any complex business enterprise. This includes advice on corporate governance, taxation, federal and state securities law, labor and employment matters, and intellectual property and trademark protection.