The financial services industry is undergoing dramatic transformation, and DWT is helping the largest and most innovative players navigate the new risks that come with it. Our Chambers-recognized team addresses matters spanning transactional, regulatory, and enforcement issues for clients including large banking institutions, broker-dealers, payment processors, and fintechs ranging from startups to unicorns.
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What People Are Saying
"They offer very practical advice and a responsive team, and they really do care about helping clients succeed."
"We send all our toughest payments questions to DWT. They are consistently thoughtful, thorough, and timely in their responses."
"The firm has wonderful practitioners who are experts in their fields. They are knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."
Our financial services group brings vast regulatory experience, dealmaking knowledge, and enforcement acumen together in one department. More than 30 of our financial services attorneys have experience in government, many in senior leadership positions. All bring special experience and talent to their work across the full spectrum of financial services issues.
We assist banks and financial services firms in navigating a complex, ever-evolving regulatory landscape, advising our clients on managing their regulatory, compliance, and supervisory risks by finding the right solutions for their business need.
Commodities & Derivatives
Our lawyers draw on their wealth of experience in the highest levels of government, industry, and private practice to counsel members of the commodities and derivatives industry on a variety of formation, compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters.
Digital Assets & Blockchain
DWT advises clients on the panoply of legal and business issues surrounding digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, NFTs, and the blockchain technology that powers them.
Financial Services Enforcement & Litigation
No matter the financial products involved, the nature of the proceedings, or the forums in which the proceedings are set, we represent financial services providers and other clients in their most significant disputes.
Our cross-functional fintech team can help you balance speed-to-market with compliance requirements.
Mortgage & Home Lending
DWT's team draws on its firsthand knowledge to aid bank and non-bank mortgage lenders, loan servicers, secondary market investors, and FinTechs in all aspects of mortgage lending and servicing-related enforcement, supervision, regulatory counseling, and complex litigation.
Banking & Payments, Consumer Regulatory
Whether we're providing a global financial institution deep insight into a specific issue or offering holistic guidance to an emerging FinTech, our goal is the same: to provide practical, business-focused recommendations that help you address regulatory and compliance challenges.
We advise exchanges, broker-dealers, and other market participants on all trading-related regulatory compliance issues in the equities and options markets.
Through the volume, variety, size, sophistication, and strategic nature of our work, we've gained experience that enables us to assist clients with their most material and challenging deals.
Financial Services Are Changing
Helping clients thrive in this changing ecosystem is at the core of our mission at Davis Wright Tremaine. Learn more about our full-service platform.
U.S. Bank is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion both within the company and the broader legal profession. Here, we discuss DWT + U.S. Bank's partnership with their general counsel James Chosy.
A Decorated Practice
Our lawyers routinely earn honors for their leading practices in financial services. Davis Wright Tremaine has been recognized for our compliance and regulatory work in financial services by Chambers USA and Legal 500, as a top firm in fintech payments and lending by Chambers, and as a U.S. News and Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Securities Regulation for 2021 and 2022.
Get to Know Us
Bradford Hardin describes how DWT's financial services team helps clients at all stages of development achieve their business objectives.
Financial services partner Alex Barrage integrates a wide range of perspectives in order to anticipate client needs in the future.
Chava Brandriss, a partner in our financial services practice, says that providing value means finding out what’s most important to the client.
Chris Ford explains how he steps into the shoes of his clients to understand their issues and recommend a path forward.
Financial Services Law Advisor
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