Law firm Morrison & Foerster has added Charles Horn as a partner in its financial services group. Horn will work in the firm’s Washington D.C. offices and will represent financial services firms on a wide swath of regulatory matters. He will also He also advise financial institutions on transactional matters, including offerings and acquisitions, the firm said. Horn was previously a partner of Mayer Brown.
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
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
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.
About Morrison & Foerster
Morrison & Foerster is a global firm with over 1000 lawyers in key
technology and financial centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our
attorneys share high standards and a commitment to excellence. Our
dedication to serving client needs has resulted in enduring
relationships and a record of high achievement.
* Ranked by Chambers USA 2010 as one of the leading financial
* Ranked by IFLR1000 as a leading firm for financial services
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the US’ innovative finance teams, Morrison & Foerster has a
comprehensive banking and finance practice”
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of the leading Banking and Finance firms nationally