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Dechert LLP

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David L Ansell

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Dechert LLP

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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

United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

Noted for its ‘excellent technical knowledge and relationships with the regulators’, Dechert LLP provides ‘thorough and accurate’ advice across a range of regulatory matters for clients including Melrose Credit Union, Interactive Brokers Group and Independent Community Bankers of America. The team is perhaps best-known for its work on behalf of asset management clients, both on discrete regulatory issues as well as regulatory driven transactional activity. The excellentThomas Vartanian has vast knowledge of the Dodd-Frank Act and is noted for his expertise at guiding clients through the intricacies of the Volcker Rule, both in terms of ensuring that existing activities and operations are compliant with it, as well as its impact on hedge and private equity funds on investments in and acquisitions of financial institutions and bank holding companies. Boston-based Thomas Friedmann has niche expertise advising on the regulatory issues impacting on business development companies; he was recently involved in the firm’s work for CION Investment Corporation on its $277m acquisition of Credit Suisse’s business development company. Senior counsel David Ansell is regularly involved in financial services M&A and, alongside counsel Robert Ledig, recently provided regulatory input for ECN Capital on the $1.25bn sale of its US commercial and vendor finance business to PNC Bank. David Harris is also recommended.

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