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Financial Institutions Associate – Chicago

Our client, a global law firm known for its strong client relationships and excellent culture, is looking to hire a mid-senior level Associate (class of 2019+) into its financial services team in Chicago.

The team is located across the US and works closely with the Asian and London offices. It is a world leader in financial services and has Legal 500/Chambers ranked Partners in the space. The team focuses on the corporate and regulatory representation of financial institutions. The team is comprised of top performers in the market, including ex-officials from the DoJ, FINRA, the OCC and the SEC. The team works on advising financial institutions and their officers and directors on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory and securities matters
  • Corporate governance
  • Advising individuals on personal liability from their service as director or officer of a bank
  • Strategic growth initiatives involving new products, services and franchise expansion
  • Organisation of de novo state and national banks

Attorneys in the team often have a very broad practice, and there is an opportunity to get involved on all types of transactions within other areas of financial services. Candidates will ideally have experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions. M&A experience in the banking sector and knowledge of financial regulations would be a plus.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago; as such it takes pride in its fantastic ethos and focus on wellbeing and maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Its Partners and Associates are involved in business development, and are encouraged to be leaders in knowledge management and leading diversity or pro bono initiatives.

Candidates must be qualified in Illinois. Candidates with a regulatory background are encouraged to apply.

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