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John Holahan

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Capital Markets

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Partner

Career

John Holahan is a partner in Dentons’ Capital Markets practice. He represents Wall Street investors, domestic and foreign banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, hedge funds, private equity funds, consumer reporting agencies, consumer finance companies and other financial services and Wall Street institutions in regulatory matters across the United States and before all federal and state regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He has spent his entire career in financial services regulation, and has vast expertise in the regulation of the banking and consumer credit markets throughout the United States. He also has experience in various litigation and transactional matters across the financial services industry. As a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, John brings a sophisticated management and finance background to the practice of law. While studying at Wharton, he was a wide receiver on Penn's football team in the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision, which won two Ivy League Football Championships during his tenure.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, 2005, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Wharton School of Business, 2001, BS, Economics, concentration in Finance


United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

Aided by an extensive global network, Dentons’ ‘extremely intelligent’ Giorgio Bovenzi leads the firm’s offering for handling global credit risk management for major financial institutions. Bovenzi has a ‘comprehensive understanding of both the industry and the related legal issues’ and is ‘able to reconcile common law legal concepts and continental law legal concepts in a practical manner’. The other discrete part of the firm’s financial services regulatory offering is the consumer finance practice which is co-headed by Matthew Yoon and John Holahan. Both Yoon and Holahan are particularly well-versed at handling regulation relating to the primary and secondary residential mortgage markets and provide ongoing regulatory work to Citibank’s mortgage trading and underwriting desks on Wall Street in connection with the management of billions of dollars of financing line and residential mortgage assets. Other consumer finance regulatory clients include Barclays, Nomura and JPMorgan Chase.

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