Claude Goetz helps financial institutions, card issuers, and FinTechs get challenging deals done. He provides practical, client-focused advice informed by his time spent working as in-house counsel in the payments industry and by his decades of counseling market-leading financial services companies.
Claude advises clients on business transactions, finance, and commercial legal issues, as well as mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the consumer financial-services space. He counsels parties on credit card-related matters, represents buyers and sellers in private asset and equity acquisitions, and assists licensors and licensees of intellectual property. Increasingly, these matters involve emerging-technology platforms. In addition, Claude has extensive experience with joint ventures, executive employment and severance, governance, corporate counseling, and commercial contracts.
Claude is the current co-chair of DWT's banking and financial services practice group and is a member of the firm's executive committee. He served as the partner-in-charge of the New York office from 2010-2014.
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Admitted to Practice
New York, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
B.A., German, Psychology, Wesleyan University, 1982, with high honors
- Partner, Kay & Boose LLP, New York, N.Y.
- General Counsel, Deluxe Electronic Payments Systems, Inc., Milwaukee
- Associate, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia