Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory and business solutions to public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Building on a rich 168-year history, our more than 635 lawyers across 12 offices uphold our firm’s reputation for outstanding legal results and bring a sophisticated, forward-thinking approach to every client engagement. We draw upon a wealth of experience to assist clients in the financial services industry - including broker-dealers, investment banks, private banks, commercial lenders, private equity firms and asset managers - in staying ahead of today’s ever-changing economic and regulatory environments. Our attorneys defend clients in litigations, arbitration, regulatory investigations and represent them in mediation. In addition, we guide clients in navigating the maze of state and federal compliance requirements.
Sidley Austin LLP provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of its diverse client base. The strategic establishment of its offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled it to represent a broad range of clients that include multinational and domes- tic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions. With over 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley’s successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to ‘bet the company’ litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues.
We have extensive experience handling a variety of matters across the U.S. in the financial industry space. Indeed, one of our partners, Josh Iacuone, is a licensed FINRA arbitrator. We have taken on and defeated the big firms like Goldman Sachs, BBVA, and UBS.
We transition teams to new firms, handle TROs, fight off non-competes and non-solicits, ensure that the broker recruiting protocol is followed (for signatories), defend against promissory note enforcement, help financial advisors, Branch Managers and financial executives with severance, regulatory issues, letters of education and FINRA investigations. We have a track record of recovering FAs/RMs deferred compensation forfeited by former employers. We assist FAs, Branch Managers and financial executives protect their reputations, handle expungements and the marking and filing of U-4s and U-5s. We have represented more than a dozen of Barron’snational top 100 financial advisors.