Financial Services Legislation
Sidley lawyers are closely involved in all aspects of financial services legislative and regulatory policy. We represent a broad range of clients in the financial services industry, and our lawyers have played leading roles in influencing, drafting and enacting major legislation affecting financial institutions, including the Dodd-Frank Act, FACT Act, Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act.
Our team includes professionals who are intimately familiar with how policy is created and implemented based on years of collective experience in senior-level positions in the Executive Branch, Congress, regulatory agencies and private industry. We develop and execute sophisticated strategies to advance our clients’ business interests.
Our clients look to us to identify and address public policy risk. We work with relevant policymakers and engage in the legislative process from beginning to end – from drafting and introducing a bill to monitoring or participating in legislative hearings to enactment of a law or defeat of bill (depending on our client’s position). This also informs our approach to working with the regulatory agencies that implement and enforce new laws.