The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is the most comprehensive revision of the legal and regulatory framework that governs the financial services industry since the Great Depression. Combining one of the largest and most experienced financial services practice groups in the United States with the policy and regulatory know-how of the fifth largest law firm public policy practice in the country (Legal Times, August 2012), K&L Gates is uniquely positioned to affect legislative and regulatory changes to the benefit of our clients.
The financial services policy team is able to provide unrivaled services and insights on the fundamental changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act and the implementation, unprecedented rulemaking, Congressional oversight, and inevitable additional legislative changes and litigation that will follow. K&L Gates lawyers and professionals from multiple practice areas around the globe offer a full spectrum of services relating to financial and capital markets issues, including public policy, derivatives, commodities futures, depository institutions, broker-dealers, securities trading, securitization, hedge funds, insurance, annuities, investment banking, investment management, mortgage banking, and consumer finance. In an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace in which the rules are changing, a multifaceted strategy is an integral part of many strategic business plans. An effective strategy seamlessly integrates legislative, regulatory, and litigation components. We solve clients’ most difficult problems by understanding policy issues from every direction–substantively and politically–and navigating the corridors of Washington, D.C. and the courts to ensure that the interests of our clients are effectively represented where and when it matters most. We work regularly with the key Congressional committees and leadership, as well as the CFPB, CFTC, Departments of Treasury and Labor, FDIC, FINRA, FHFA, FRB, FSOC, HUD/FHA, OCC, SEC, and the White House. Additionally, we have extensive experience in challenging agency actions and regulations in the courts.Whether clients simply require insight and understanding, or seek to proactively influence proposed legislation, regulatory changes, or agency interpretations, K&L Gates has the know-how to help our clients achieve their objectives.