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With more than 140 attorneys dedicated to financial services, Baker Donelson is committed to representing clients across a broad spectrum of the financial sector.

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With more than 140 attorneys solely dedicated to financial services, Baker Donelson is committed to representing clients across a broad spectrum of the financial sector. Our team-based approach allows us to provide prompt, high quality, cost-effective legal services and industry insight for regulatory, transactional and litigation matters.

Our lawyers focus on the following key finance industry market segments:

Corporate Services, Transactions, Regulation and Compliance

Commercial Finance

Litigation, Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Our clients include all sizes of national and state chartered banks providing commercial and investment services; bank holding companies and bank subsidiaries; independent and captive finance companies; financial services companies; public and private investment funds; residential and commercial mortgage servicers and special servicers; trusts; wealth management companies; insurance companies; and vendors providing goods and services to the industry.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

March 18

  • Coronavirus: Privacy and Cybersecurity Considerations for Financial Institutions
    Financial institutions are continuing to address the immense business impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Counsel (FFIEC) has issued its updated guidance on pandemic planning and regulators have encouraged financial institutions to work with customers affected by COVID-19. However, special attention must be paid to privacy and cybersecurity implications as financial institutions refine business continuity plans. The following is a brief overview of some of the key privacy and cybersecurity issues financial institutions should be considering in managing the increased risk created by COVID-19.
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March 16

  • Coronavirus: Regulators Encourage Banks to "Work with Customers"
    Both the FDIC and the OCC issued letters on Friday responding to bankers' requests to acknowledge that the regulators will provide some leniency to banks as they work with their customers in addressing the potential business impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). More specifically, the regulators are encouraging financial institutions to take prudent steps to assist customers and communities affected. They recognize that efforts to work with customers and communities affected by the coronavirus can be consistent with safe and sound banking practices and in the public interest.
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March 9

  • Coronavirus and Financial Institutions Preparedness: What Banks Should Do Now
    All financial institutions should regularly review and update their business continuity plans (BCPs), but with the increased possibility of business disruption caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), financial institutions should ensure adequate pandemic planning is in place as a supplement to a BCP.
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