Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has announced new co-chairs of the firm’s financial services group. Three attorneys have been appointed to this leadership role including Brian Korn, Donna Wilson and Richard Gottlieb.
The three attorneys are spread across the country with Gottlieb located at the firm’s Chicago office, Korn is in Manhattan, and Wilson practices in the Los Angeles office.
Korn has been a high profile advocate of the Fintech sector and can list many prominent marketplaces as his clients. A regular suspect on the speaking circuit, Korn is a well recognized legal leader in the alternative finance space.
Gottlieb has tackled tough issues, such as the CFPB’s recent decision to deny the data and pull arbitration clauses from consumer financial services agreements.
“Financial services has dramatically changed in the past ten years with the advent of Dodd-Frank reforms, digital processes and Fintech,” Korn said. “Our group challenges traditional law firm approaches by aligning our functions with client demands. Manatt’s transactional, regulatory and litigation professionals work together seamlessly to provide thoughtful, expert 360-degree solutions.”
Since founding in 1965, Manatt has built one of the largest and most comprehensive financial services teams in the United States, including with respect to regulatory and compliance matters, financial transactions, examinations, enforcement and litigation.
Wilson pointed to Manatt’s ability to think outside the box when managing financial services clients;
“Innovating is in Manatt;s DNA. Our aim is to help clients stay one step ahead in this changing — and challenging — environment, ” said Wilson.