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Banking Industry Group

DORSEY WAS FORMED IN 1912 TO SERVE A BANK’S NEED FOR OUTSIDE COUNSEL. BANKING CLIENTS CONTINUE TO INSPIRE OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS OVER 100 YEARS LATER.

Overview

Clients turn to Dorsey to help stay ahead of competition and trends, complete the financings needed to gain market share and protect critical financial interests.

More than 250 Dorsey lawyers comprise the Firm's Banking Industry Group, advising clients on banking matters around the globe. This includes work on complex lending transactions, bankruptcy and restructuring matters, corporate trust transactions and disputes, regulatory issues, consumer financial matters and other banking-specific practices. Our experience extends to all types of litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate services, employment and benefits law, corporate compliance and intellectual property.

We are proud to serve U.S. banking institutions of all sizes, as well as foreign banks. Global representation extends to multiple large Chinese banks, Latin American banks, European banks and other international financial institutions.

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring + -
Consumer Financial Services + -
Corporate Trust Services + -
Other Corporate Services + -
Credit Card Transactions + -
Foreign Banks + -
Government Enforcement and Investigations + -
Lending Transactions + -
Litigation and Arbitration + -
Mergers & Acquisitions + -
Real Estate + -
Regulatory + -
Trust and Estates + -
Wealth Management + -

Experience

Other Related Banking Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acquisition by a national bank of the banking operations of a Tennessee bank in an FDIC-assisted transaction.
  • Acquisition by a national bank of the banking operations of a New Mexico bank in an FDIC-assisted transaction.
  • Numerous bank and branch acquisitions by regional banks.
  • Numerous bank and branch dispositions.
  • Acquisition by a national bank of 14 Nevada bank branches.
  • Acquisition by a national bank of a card processing company.
  • Numerous acquisitions of trust businesses by a national bank.

Labor & Employment

  • Lead counsel for financial services companies in multiple jurisdictions handling claims involving breach of contract, fraud/misrepresentation, retaliation and defamation (Form U-5).
  • Brown v. Ameriprise (D. Minn.): Won dismissal of complaint with prejudice filed following discovery that plaintiff cut and pasted complaint in violation of Rule 11.
  • Heykants v. U.S. Bank (S.D. Iowa): Won summary dismissal of retaliation claim under Title VII and the Iowa Human Rights Act.
  • Tubbs v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (D. Minn.): Won summary dismissal of claims for disability discrimination and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Boxdorfer v. Thrivent Financial (S.D. Ind.): Won summary dismissal of three-count complaint for defamation (based on Form U-5); breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Defense counsel for regional banking client in multiple actions claiming that assistant bank managers were misclassified as exempt employees under the FLSA. Successfully defended client against multiple attempts to invalidate class waiver in arbitration agreements, including before the AAA and National Labor Relations Board.
  • Defense counsel for financial services client in lawsuit alleging claims for whistleblower reprisal, disability discrimination, retaliation, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. All claims dismissed through dispositive motions and at trial.

Accolades

Contacts

Peter Ehrlichman
Industry Co-Chair
Peter Nelson
Industry Co-Chair

Industries & Practices

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate Trust Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Foreign Bank Representation
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Lending Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Real Estate & Land Use
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
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