26 September 2007 - Mayer Brown LLP is pleased to announce the formation of its Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Group, which brings together practitioners from across the firm who focus on regulatory, enforcement, litigation, and policy matters for leading financial services firms.

The firm's new practice group, which is composed of approximately 50 lawyers from several offices, including New York, Washington, Chicago, Houston and London, allows Mayer Brown to meet the rapidly-changing and growing needs of our banking, securities, investment management, insurance and other financial institution clients.

"Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers provides integrated strategic solutions to the full range of financial services regulatory and enforcement issues," said James D. Holzhauer, Chairman of Mayer Brown. He continued, "We have a diverse and highly talented group of attorneys to serve our substantial base of financial services clients, on both domestic and cross-border issues." Mayer Brown's strong global capabilities and diverse client base provide an excellent platform to grow and support the practice. Commented Vice Chairman Paul Maher, "The formation of the new group is a logical step that supports the firm's ongoing commitment to excellence in the representation of its financial services clients across the globe."

The formation of the group in large part was made possible by the rapidly-increasing number of attorneys in Mayer Brown's financial services related practices. Since mid-2005, the firm has added almost 30 lawyers, including 15 partners, whose practices focus on investment management and financial services regulatory and enforcement matters.

Mayer Brown's Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Group provides advice to global and domestic financial services clients, including banks, securities firms, asset managers, mutual funds, and insurers. Leveraging the firm's marquee practice groups, including its finance, corporate, and litigation practices, the Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Group advises financial services clients on all aspects of their organization and governance; transactions and operations; product development, marketing and distribution; and compliance activities. Lawyers in the group also represent these clients in domestic and cross-border regulatory examinations and investigations and related enforcement proceedings, legislative investigations, and litigation.