DEC. 5, 2022 – For the second consecutive year, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has been named one of the country's top law firms in fintech by Chambers and Partners.
In the Chambers FinTech Guide 2023, Davis Wright achieved an elevated ranking in the category of FinTech Legal and was newly ranked in the sub-area of FinTech Legal: Payments and Lending. Andrew Lorentz, co-chair of the firm's fintech practice, was again listed as one of the field's top individual practitioners and was elevated this year to Band 2.
"All across the financial services industry, our clients are navigating the tremendous opportunities and challenges presented by the rise of fintech, and we are delighted to serve as their go-to source for expertise and guidance," said Elizabeth Davis, co-chair of Davis Wright's financial services practice. "With deep expertise in financial services, technology, privacy, enforcement, intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law, our team is positioned to play a leading role in the evolution of this extraordinarily promising industry, and we're grateful to see that Chambers agrees."
"There's never been a more important time to get quality advice in the fintech space," said Lorentz. "The pace of dealmaking, technological innovation, and regulatory change and scrutiny continues to accelerate, and we feel very fortunate to partner with so many great clients and help them find their path to success."
The Chambers FinTech Guide 2023 is based on thousands of independent research interviews with clients and peers. It lists the leading firms serving fintech businesses, incumbent tech and financial services firms, and PE/VC investors in the sector. The guide ranks firms based on legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment.
Client comments about Davis Wright, as published in the guide, include the following:
- "The payments/FinTech team advises many of the big players in the space, from all negotiation postures, so they have deep expertise as well as up-to-date commercial and market awareness."
- "We send all our toughest payments questions to DWT. They are consistently thoughtful, thorough, and timely in their responses."
Regarding Lorentz in particular, clients said:
- "He has deep expertise, combined with an excellent negotiation demeanor and business-minded advice."
- "He is deeply familiar with the payments industry, and he has been able to provide clear, well-reasoned guidance for all issues we have brought to him. Furthermore, he has been fantastic with counterparties during contract negotiations."
About Davis Wright Tremaine
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 600 lawyers representing clients based throughout the United States and around the world. With eight of the 10 largest banks and a half-dozen of the leading fintechs among its clients, Davis Wright's financial services group helps clients solve regulatory problems, innovate, and drive business forward. Learn more at www.dwt.com/fs.