Henry M. Fields

Henry M. Fields

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles, (213) 892-5275


Harvard University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


Hon Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Henry Fields has represented domestic and international financial institutions for more than 40 years. Mr. Fields advises banks in mergers and acquisitions and capital market activities, as well as private equity firms and other investors in the financial institutions sector. Mr. Fields has also represented numerous international banks on the establishment of branches, agencies, and representative offices in the United States.

Mr. Fields provides financial services regulatory advice on a broad range of matters, including bank holding company regulation, capital compliance, geographic expansion, new products and services, the margin regulations, and various aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act, such as the Volcker Rule. He also represents financial institutions in compliance and enforcement matters.

In 2016, Mr. Fields was awarded Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year for Financial Services Regulation Law. He speaks frequently on topics of interest to the financial services industry.

Mr. Fields also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions in a range of other industries, including branded apparel, consumer goods, and travel services.

While attending Yale Law School, Mr. Fields served as the Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Fields has been recognized as one of eight Leading Lawyers in the field of Financial Services: Regulatory by Legal 500 US 2016, and has received Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year designation in Banking & Finance Law (2011) and Financial Services Regulation (2012 and 2016). He has also been named one of the world’s leading banking lawyers by the International Financial Law Review 1000 for 2017 and has been named a leading lawyer in the U.S. by Chambers USA 2016 in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) and Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A. Mr. Fields has been included in Euromoney's Expert Guide for Banking. Mr. Fields was named a Leading Lawyer for Banking (USA) and Banking (Asia-Pacific regions) by Asia Law & Practice magazine, a Leading Lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2009 Guide, a Best Lawyer in America in the field of Banking Law (1995 - 2017), Euromoney’s Expert Guides, and one of the top 100 M&A attorneys by The BTI Consulting Group. In 2013, he was named one of the Most Influential M&A Advisors by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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