Mr David L Ansell > Dechert LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
United States
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management


David L. Ansell advises financial services companies on a wide variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions; controlling and private equity investments in banks and bank holding companies; reorganizations and recapitalizations of distressed banks; and corporate finance transactions. He has significant experience in matters pending before various federal bank regulatory agencies including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board and the Comptroller of the Currency, where he previously served as an attorney focusing on regulatory, legislative, and securities issues.


Member, Banking Law Committee, American Bar Association


The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1976, cum laude; Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1979, Member of the Law Quarterly

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

Dechert LLP has significant capability across a wide spectrum of regulatory issues affecting traditional banks and asset managers, as well as the rapidly growing fintech sector. Jointly headed by senior counsel David Ansell and David Harris, the team is noted for its expertise in bank control issues and is regularly engaged by bank holding companies as well as funds to structure investments in a manner which is consistent and that potentially mitigates the strictures of the Volcker Rule. On the fintech front, as well as advising across a variety of standalone regulatory issues impacting on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, the team has developed a strong reputation advising marketplace lenders on investments made by traditional banks in order to enter the market, as well as regularly helping secure charters for marketplace lenders. Recent highlights include advising BitGo in connection with an equity investment by Goldman Sachs. The team was recently impacted by the departure of experienced practitioners Thomas Vartanian and Robert Ledig, who left to head up a new financial regulatory institute at a US law school. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC.