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Regulatory Committee

Jeffrey L. Hare, based in Washington, DC, is a partner in DLA Piper's Government Affairs group and the chair of its Financial Services Regulatory practice.


Focusing his practice on federal and state banking law and corporate law, Mr. Hare represents banks, thrifts, credit unions, and nondepository lenders as well as their holding companies and investors. He has significant experience with investor control issues, affiliated and insider transactions, de novo chartering, mergers and acquisitions, product development and holding company, service corporation and operating subsidiary formation and activities. Mr. Hare also has significant experience representing clients that offer trust, asset management and fiduciary services.


He is a frequent speaker to industry audiences on financial regulatory topics and has been quoted in such industry media outlets as MarketWatch, The Deal and discussing a variety of issues relevant to financial services regulation, including TARP-recipient financial institutions, shelf charters and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.



District of Columbia

West Virginia



Chairman, Trusts and Investments Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee



Co-author, "Private Equity Investments in Financial Institutions," Journal of Private Equity, September 2010

Co-author, "With Housing Bill Now Law, Significant Regulatory Decisions To Be Made," Real Estate Finance, Vol. 25, No. 3, October 2008

Co-author, "When Private-Equity Meets Banks: The Impact of Banking Regulations on Private-Equity Investment," The Banking Law Journal, June 2008 and Journal of Private Equity, Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer 2008

"Regulatory Considerations for Mobile Banking," Electronic Banking Law & Commerce Report, Vol. 13, Issue 2, March 2008

"Federal Interagency Guidance: Concentrations in Commercial Real Estate Lending, Sound Risk Management Practices," The Banking Law Journal, June 1, 2006

"Another Reason to Maintain Effective Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: OFAC Announces New Policy of Examining Banking Institutions," Journal of Payment Systems Law, April 4, 2006

"Regulatory Development for Banks and Thrifts Conducting Trust and Fiduciary Activities," The Business Lawyer — 2004 Annual Survey, May 3, 2004

Media Mentions

Allison Grande, "4 tips for avoiding the eye of the CFPB," Law360, February 13, 2012



Speaker, "Midwest Bank Leadership Conference," University of Chicago Gleacher Center, Chicago, Illinois (November 16, 2010)

Speaker, "Buying a Failed Bank, Opportunities and Pitfalls," Private Equity Leaders Forum, New York (December 11, 2009)

Speaker, "Recent Regulatory and Business Developments in the Trust and Fiduciary Area," ABA Section of Business Law Spring Meeting, Washington, DC (April 11, 2008)

Presenter, "Military Lending Following the Talent Amendment," America's Community Banker's 2007 Bank Compliance Conference, Baltimore (September 23 – 27, 2007)

Presenter, "Accounting and Financial Reporting Update for Credit Unions - Current Financial Issues and Challenges," Executive Enterprise Institute and Credit Union Times Conference, Las Vegas (June 25 - 26, 2007)

Presenter, "Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities,” seminar at Asset Securitization Report and Standard & Poor's Roundtable Discussion, New York (June 22, 2007)

Presenter, "Customer Due Diligence / Know Your Customer (KYC)," Executive Enterprise Institute Bank Secrecy Act/USA Patriot Act Conference, Las Vegas (December 14 – 15, 2006)

Presenter, "Bank Secrecy Act Compliance," America's Community Bankers Teleconference (November 17, 2005)

Presenter, "Protecting Customer Data: The Bank's Responsibility,” Community Bankers Association of New York State Regional Meeting, Syracuse, New York (September 22, 2005)

Presenter, "Protecting Customer Data: The Bank's Responsibility," Community Bankers Association of New York State Regional Meeting, Poughkeepsie, New York (September 21, 2005)

Presenter, "Check Clearing for the 21st Century: Overcoming the Challenges of Check 21," 2005 National Compliance and Attorneys Conference and Marketplace, Chicago (September 20, 2005)


Mr. Reichwald is a highly experienced banking and finance attorney whose career encompasses domestic and international matters for banks and specialty finance institutions.


His experience comprises a broad range of matters including: governance matters, sophisticated financial transactions such as asset securitization, LBOs, project finance, corporate lending and restructuring; representation of a variety of domestic and foreign financial institutions before the FDIC, Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board and other bank regulatory agencies in connection with new product development, chartering new banks and branches, issues arising out of the bank examination process and enforcement actions demanded by regulatory authorities.  In addition, Mr. Reichwald has counseled senior executives, boards of directors, audit committees and credit review staffs of financial institutions, including conducting special investigations on their behalf.  Mr. Reichwald’s experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Crocker National Corporation and its subsidiary, Crocker National Bank.


Mr. Reichwald has represented lenders in a wide variety of transactions throughout his career.  Included in that experience has been representing corporate trustees in both new and troubled bond issues, specialized lending work utilizing bankruptcy remote entities and other special purpose vehicles.  His work in the entertainment industry includes complex lending and securitization transactions on behalf of financiers and production companies. He also has represented lenders in project finance activities involving ventures such as electricity generation, cogeneration and alternative energy sources.


Mr. Reichwald is co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services and Banking Practice Group.



New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1962, LL.M, 1969.


Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1957.


Memberships & Activities

Admitted to practice in New York and California.


Mr. Reichwald lectures widely on matters relating to banking and finance and, in particular, on the critical issues and challenges facing senior executives and directors of financial institutions.


Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2012.


Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Banks in Distress - Opportunities for Real Estate Finance & Investment,” Information Forecast Inc., July 23, 2009.

Jeff Hare


DLA Piper

Harold P. Reichwald


Co-Chair; Financial Services and Banking

Corporate & Finance

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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