Banking & Financial Services

Professional Biography

A long history providing effective counsel through market ups and downs. A deep understanding of business operations and the federal and state regulatory environment. A proven record helping operators and investors respond quickly to changes in a complex financial landscape. These are the qualities that clients need in their legal advisors — and what Jones Walker delivers.

The Banking & Financial Services Team at Jones Walker has the experience, knowledge, and resources to help companies manage risk and achieve their client-service, business, and investment goals. As industry thought leaders, our attorneys are featured speakers at professional, trade, and business seminars, are published on a regular basis in legal and business journals, and hold senior positions in numerous trade and professional organizations. Underscoring our strength in this arena, Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Jones Walker in Band 1 for Banking & Finance among firms in Louisiana since 2004.

We represent local, regional, and national financial institutions, boards of directors, special and independent committees, and investors, as well as related regulatory bodies, from across the industry. Our clients include:

  • Domestic and foreign commercial banks and bank holding companies
  • Investment banks
  • Insurance holding companies
  • Private equity, venture, debt, and hedge funds
  • Onshore and offshore insurance and reinsurance companies and producers
  • Investment companies and investment advisers
  • Pension funds and administrators

We provide full-spectrum counsel on day-to-day and strategic issues facing industry participants, including compliance with corporate and securities laws, corporate governance, and conflicts of interest. Our group routinely handles matters relating to debt and equity financing (including securitizations), mergers and acquisitions, mutual-to-stock thrift conversions, bank and thrift charter conversions, fund formation, bankruptcy, distressed debt and workouts, employee benefits, and taxation. 

Our experienced litigators help clients avoid and respond to regulatory investigations and issues that arise before state and federal supervisory agencies, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and state insurance and securities regulators, as well as self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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