Leading Banking and Financial Services Partner Joins Morrison & Foerster

01/24/2011

Press Release

Morrison & Foerster LLP announced today that Charles M. Horn has joined the firm’s Financial Services group as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. He represents domestic and global financial services firms of all sizes on regulatory matters, including those affecting their organization, structure, governance, management and operations. Mr. Horn has extensive experience in the development of new capital markets instruments and other financial products and services. He also advises financial institutions on transactional matters, including offerings and acquisitions.

Oliver Ireland, Co-Chair of the Financial Services group, commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Charles to our firm. Members of this firm have known and respected him for years. His arrival adds additional breadth and depth to our highly regarded group.” Rick Fischer added, “Our firm objective is to provide clients with market leading capability in all phases of bank regulatory activity—consumer and wholesale, domestic and global.”

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Horn was a partner of Mayer Brown LLP, where he was the co-head of that firm’s financial services regulatory practice. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of the Securities and Corporate Practices Division of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and as a Branch Chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Horn has been recognized by the Chambers guide and IFLR 1000 as a leading financial services regulatory lawyer.

Mr. Horn said, “I am very pleased to become a part of Morrison & Forester’s top-flight financial services practice. I have known and greatly respected its practitioners for many years and look forward to my association with them.”

“A core element of our firm strategy is the continued growth of our already preeminent financial services regulatory practice. The addition of Charles Horn reflects that strategy,” said Keith Wetmore, Chair of the firm.

Mr. Horn earned his J.D. from Cornell University Law School and his A.B. from Harvard University. He is a member of the D.C. Bar.

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