Crisis Management: Financial Institutions

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Today's financial services industry is undergoing unprecedented consolidation, convergence and globalization. The industry's evolution has brought increased scrutiny by government agencies with regulatory and oversight responsibility for the financial services sector. The recent financial crisis has only intensified this scrutiny, resulting in increased government regulation, stepped-up congressional investigations, significant enforcement activity, and aggressive class-action civil litigation, frequently simultaneously and with little warning.

King & Spalding has the expertise necessary to enable financial institutions to meet these rapidly developing challenges. Our Financial Services team comprises a formidable group of seasoned attorneys experienced in handling the often combustible confluence of investigative, legislative, regulatory and private legal action in the industry. Leading financial institutions have turned to our team for advice in navigating these challenges in times of crisis. Our clients include ten of the 25 largest banks in the world, and more than half of the 25 largest U.S. banks. Drawing on a deep bench, the firm has represented financial institutions across the globe in parallel investigations and civil litigation involving various agencies and private litigants inside and outside the United States, including the U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Congressional subcommittees, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Department of Financial Services, among others. Based on a recent survey of general counsel at leading financial services companies, the Financial Services team was selected as a "go-to law firm" by American Lawyer Media.

Christopher A Wray (Chris) 
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