Alan Avery concentrates on federal and state regulation of banking organizations, advising domestic and foreign banking institutions on the impact of US banking laws on their global operations. Mr. Avery represents US and non-US financial institutions with regard to regulatory approval requirements for bank formations, office establishment and licensing, internal reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Avery is actively advising banks on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. He also advises the firm's transactional practices worldwide on US bank regulations. Mr. Avery represents sovereign wealth funds and private equity funds with respect to investments in US financial institutions.