Debevoise Adds New Broker-Dealer Counsel to its Financial Institutions Group

3 January 2017

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that David Aman has joined the firm's New York office as a counsel focusing on broker-dealers and securities finance transactions as a member of the Financial Institutions Group.

Mr. Aman is an experienced advisor to broker-dealers, other financial institutions, and their counterparties on a broad range of product, transaction, insolvency and regulatory matters. He previously served as a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance).

“Our broker-dealer clients require increasingly sophisticated products and other solutions to help them succeed in the current regulatory environment, and David has consistently demonstrated the ability to help them meet their objectives," said Lee A. Schneider, head of Debevoise’s broker-dealer regulatory practice. “David's addition, particularly when integrated with the strong banking, insurance, derivatives and other practices in our Financial Institutions Group, will further strengthen our position as a leading advisor to the most sophisticated broker-dealers and other financial institutions in the industry.”

“Broker-dealers continue to face new challenges and opportunities in the ever evolving financial services landscape," said Mr. Aman. “I'm thrilled to coordinate with Debevoise's talented team of lawyers across the financial services spectrum to serve the needs of our clients."

Mr. Aman received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and recipient of the Clarence Darrow Fellowship. He also earned a M.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. cum laude from Rice University.

About the Financial Institutions Group

Debevoise’s Financial Institutions Group provides top-quality advice and counseling on critical issues to financial institutions around the world. The Group is an integral part of the firm’s transactional and litigation capabilities and regularly handles major compliance challenges, enforcement proceedings and litigation, as well as marquee M&A transactions, financings and an array of other complex transactions. A key strength of the practice lies in the Group’s deep market knowledge of the insurance and banking sectors and its long experience counseling financial services clients on complex banking, insurance, securities, broker-dealer and investment management matters. Drawing on an extensive and diverse network of resources that includes top-ranked practices in finance, M&A, tax, litigation, internal investigations, financial institutions, executive compensation and real estate, Debevoise lawyers work side-by-side with clients on their toughest and most critical restructuring challenges.

About Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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