Justine M. Clark

Justine M. Clark

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Justine M. Clark is of Counsel in the firm's Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A practice groups.  In the banking sector, she has advised various money center and large foreign banks on structured finance, leasing, securitization and aircraft financing.  She has also advised various foreign banks on an ongoing basis as their “outside” counsel, supporting the work of the internal legal department.  She advises banks and investors in connection with bank regulatory issues affecting the acquisition of substantial interests in bank holding companies. Justine has appeared before the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Controller of the Currency in connection with the approval of various banking combinations.  She advises both banks and borrowers in connection with derivative transactions.

In the corporate sector, she advises companies in connection with start-up formation, advising and structuring from the initial venture capital stage through to private placement and ultimately public offering.   She has experience in advising companies in the growth mode with respect to the various regulations (and exemptions) promulgated pursuant to the Commodities Exchange Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.  

In recent years, she has focused on the Fintech sector, which brings together her expertise in securitization, structuring, regulatory matters and derivatives. While counterintuitive, both banking and securities regulators are receptive to innovative solutions that expand access to the US financial system, and are open to exemption of appropriate structures from direct regulation. 

Honors

Martindale AV Preeminent

Memberships

Law 360’s Fintech Editorial Advisory Board

Biography

Justine M. Clark is of Counsel in the firm's Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A practice groups.  In the banking sector, she has advised various money center and large foreign banks on structured finance, leasing, securitization and aircraft financing.  She has also advised various foreign banks on an ongoing basis as their “outside” counsel, supporting the work of the internal legal department.  She advises banks and investors in connection with bank regulatory issues affecting the acquisition of substantial interests in bank holding companies. Justine has appeared before the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Controller of the Currency in connection with the approval of various banking combinations.  She advises both banks and borrowers in connection with derivative transactions.

In the corporate sector, she advises companies in connection with start-up formation, advising and structuring from the initial venture capital stage through to private placement and ultimately public offering.   She has experience in advising companies in the growth mode with respect to the various regulations (and exemptions) promulgated pursuant to the Commodities Exchange Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.  

In recent years, she has focused on the Fintech sector, which brings together her expertise in securitization, structuring, regulatory matters and derivatives. While counterintuitive, both banking and securities regulators are receptive to innovative solutions that expand access to the US financial system, and are open to exemption of appropriate structures from direct regulation. 

Honors

Martindale AV Preeminent

Memberships

Law 360’s Fintech Editorial Advisory Board

Education
  • New York Law School (J.D.)
  • Barnard College (B.A. in Biochemistry)