The Financial Services Section addresses a broad array of matters of interest to banks and other financial institutions, focusing in particular on relevant legislative and regulatory developments.

Financial Services Committees

  • Banking Committee
    This committee deals with a broad array of matters of interest to banks and other financial institutions, focusing in particular on relevant legislative and regulatory developments.

    Contact Information

    Samantha Kirby

    Goodwin Procter LLP

    (617) 570-8794

    Hristiyaniya A Kessler

    State Street Corporation

    (617) 662-1172

    Heena Wozny

    Volunteer Lawyers Project

    (617) 423-0648

  • Broker-Dealer Committee
    The Committee focuses on legal and regulatory issues relevant to the broker-dealer community, such as the establishment and operation of broker-dealers, industry developments, key enforcement, litigation and arbitration decisions and compliance challenges.

    Contact Information

    Kenneth R Earley

    Morgan Lewis

    (617) 341-7787

    John R. Snyder

    Potomac Law Group

    Kenneth Juster

    Cooley LLP

    (617) 937-2314

  • Civil Enforcement Committee
    This Committee focuses on how financial services firms interact with their regulators in the context of civil enforcement, addressing issues arising from investigations, examinations, litigation, compliance, settlement, and related concerns.

    Contact Information

    Michael Cosentino

    Wilchins, Cosentino & Novins

    (781) 235-5500

    Patrick E. McDonough

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-1839

  • Insurance Law Committee
    This committee covers all areas of insurance law, including property, casualty, life, health, disability, professional liability, fidelity, surety, excess surplus and reinsurance, from the perspective of policyholders, carriers and third parties.

    Contact Information

    Ann C. King

    Sun Life Financial

    (781) 446-1996

    Steven P. Wright

    K&L Gates LLP

    (617) 261-3164

  • Investment Companies and Advisers Committee
    This committee meets to discuss matters affecting investment advisers, mutual funds and private funds, including proposed legislation, developments in federal and state regulation, evolving legal issues and compliance challenges

    Contact Information

    Katie Cohen

    FMR Corp. Legal Department

    (617) 563-9496

    Thomas H. Connors

    MFS Investment Management

    (617) 954-4085

  • Securities Enforcement & Civil Litigation Committee
    This committee aims to foster dialogue among the legal and investigatory staff of securities regulators, lawyers who represent companies and persons involved in regulatory investigations/enforcement proceedings and lawyers who represent plaintiffs in private securities litigation and shareholder derivative actions.

    Contact Information

    William A. Haddad

    Pasquarello Fink LLC

    (617) 963-0037

    Neil T. Smith

    K&L Gates LLP

    (617) 261-3180

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.