Former Associate GC and BNY Mellon MD Linc Finkenberg Joins Perkins Coie in Move to Boost Fintech Practice

Linc Finkenberg, a former Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at BNY Mellon, has joined Perkins Coie as part of the firms Fintech and financial transactions practice in New York City. While at BNY Mellon, Finkenberg led a global team of more than 30 lawyers and 100 transaction managers.

Keith Miller, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s New York office, said he was thrilled to have Finkenberg on their team:

“… we continue to make strategic hires to enhance both our financial market and Fintech legal services for clients. Linc has a tremendous amount of experience in the financial services sector and is a leader in showcasing technology innovation and the benefits to financial institutions. We are excited that Linc chose to join our entrepreneurial team,” said Miller.

Finkenberg said the rapid pace of innovation is “striking” and changing how business is getting done:

“Perkins Coie is a great firm and at the forefront. The people, culture, entrepreneurial spirit and emphasis on technology made this a great fit and I’m incredibly excited.”

Perkins Coie is an international law firm that has focused on innovations in financial services. The firms Fintech industry group counsels a wide array of Fintech companies and financial institutions on regulatory compliance, consumer protection, privacy, intellectual property, and business transactions. The group’s attorneys also represent mobile and traditional payment companies, online lenders, virtual currency exchanges, and blockchain and other emerging technology companies.

“Demand for our fintech and corporate trust legal services continues to grow, and Linc is one of New York’s most experienced attorneys in this area,” commented Ron Sarubbi, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Financial Transactions practice. “Linc will be a significant asset to our bank clients with his wide-ranging global knowledge of trust banks, and also to our broader cross-practice collaboration, including litigation, restructuring, bankruptcy, enforcement and investigations. We’re pleased to welcome a lawyer of Linc’s caliber to the firm.”

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