Reed Smith has represented banks and financial institutions for more than 130 years. This strong tradition continues today as we advise a majority of the world's top financial institutions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our 220-lawyer Financial Industry Group is one of the largest practices dedicated to representing clients in the financial sector and focuses on the following key areas:
The rapidly changing landscape facing the financial services industry and the unprecedented role being taken by governments to increase oversight and regulation has kept regulation at the top of every financial institution's agenda. Our specialist knowledge and financial services experience enables our lawyers to work with clients to help evaluate risks and to provide results-driven commercial advice. Among our lawyers are former bank general counsel, former members of the SEC, former members of the Financial Services Authority, and former assistant attorneys general.