Financial services attorney Walter Zalenski

Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology

Eight years post-financial crisis, many banks, financial services institutions, and FinTech companies are still saddled with onerous limits on their ability to operate at their full potential and deliver maximum results to their shareholders. BuckleySandler’s Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology (FIRST) team helps banks, financial services institutions, and FinTech companies deliver an enterprise-level “whole institution” perspective to their regulators – from risk and data management to capital planning, governance and other prudential issues – which can significantly expedite the lifting of limitations and empower firms to execute on their long-awaited growth strategies.

Specifically, the FIRST team provides clients with cost-effective solutions to enterprise-level strategic challenges, including:

  • Bank mergers and acquisitions
  • Remediating and responding to regulatory matters requiring attention across various disciplines – from capital and prudential concerns to consumer financial services
  • Analyzing regulator concerns regarding risk, regulatory, compliance, securities, capital planning and management and establishing enterprise-wide positions for favorable review by supervisors
  • Chartering foreign banks and finance-related companies in the United States
  • Structuring investments, mergers, acquisitions and new activities for financial holding companies operating under 4(m) agreements and other regulatory limitations
  • Constructing regulatory-compliant structures for novel technology advances
  • Shepherding new service delivery channels and FinTech companies through the complicated regulatory approval process
  • Implementing required regulatory changes
  • Developing cross-border regulatory positions to facilitate review by global Senior Supervisory Colleges

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Baris, David Partner 202.349.8004 Washington, DC
Kromer, John P. Partner 202.349.8040 Washington, DC
Naimon, Jeffrey P. Partner 202.349.8030 Washington, DC
Russell, Heather Partner 212.600.2350 New York, NY
Sandler, Andrew L. Chairman & Executive Partner 202.349.8001 Washington, DC
Stipano, Daniel P. Partner 202.349.8091 Washington, DC
Tank, Margo H. K. Partner 202.349.8050 Washington, DC
Zalenski, Walter E. Partner 202.461.2910 Washington, DC
Gruber, Noel M. Senior Counsel 202.349.8043 Washington, DC
Chang, Shara M. Counsel 202.349.8096 Washington, DC
Hutten, Benjamin W. Associate 212.600.2333 New York, NY