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Perkins Coie Adds Financial Services Associate General CounseL, Managing Director

September 09, 2019, 08:00 AM
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Perkins Coie announced that Linc Finkenberg has joined the firm’s Financial Transactions practice and Fintech industry group as a partner in the New York office. Finkenberg joins Perkins Coie from BNY Mellon, where he served as Associate General Counsel and Managing Director and led a global team of more than 30 lawyers and 100 transaction managers.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Linc to Perkins Coie’s New York office, where we continue to make strategic hires to enhance both our financial market and fintech legal services for clients,” said Keith Miller, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s New York office. “Linc has a tremendous amount of experience in the financial services sector and is a leader in showcasing technology innovation and the benefits to financial institutions. We are excited that Linc chose to join our entrepreneurial team.”

Linc most recently served as BNY Mellon’s global practice head for Corporate Trust, where he advised on significant financial deals including the transition of a global bank’s government securities clearing business. He managed BNY Mellon’s legal teams, supervising depositary receipts, treasury, broker-dealer services and government clearing services, and was also integral to high-profile litigation and risk mitigation restructuring, as well as leading the formation and acquisition of overseas trust banks across Latin America, Europe and Asia.

“Demand for our fintech and corporate trust legal services continues to grow, and Linc is one of New York’s most experienced attorneys in this area,” said Ron Sarubbi, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Financial Transactions practice. “Linc will be a significant asset to our bank clients with his wide-ranging global knowledge of trust banks, and also to our broader cross-practice collaboration, including litigation, restructuring, bankruptcy, enforcement and investigations. We’re pleased to welcome a lawyer of Linc’s caliber to the firm.”

On his decision to join Perkins Coie, Linc said: “The rapid pace of innovation is striking; it’s changing how business gets done and how lawyers counsel, and Perkins Coie is a great firm and at the forefront. The people, culture, entrepreneurial spirit and emphasis on technology made this a great fit and I'm incredibly excited.”

Perkins Coie recently moved to a larger space at 1155 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan to accommodate its continued growth in New York and along the East Coast.

Linc received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.S. in accounting and finance from Baruch College (City University of New York).

Perkins Coie’s Fintech industry group counsels a wide array of fintech companies and financial institutions on regulatory compliance, consumer protection, privacy, intellectual property and business transactions. The group’s attorneys also represent mobile and traditional payment companies, online lenders, virtual currency exchanges, and blockchain and other emerging technology companies.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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