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James W. Morrissey

Shareholder

James W. Morrissey is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions group and Finance and Transactions group.

Mr. Morrissey concentrates his practice in the representation of financial institutions and corporations and their officers, directors and shareholders in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate finance, corporate governance and regulatory and compliance matters. He has represented clients in numerous bank and thrift mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing clients with respect to various bank regulatory matters, including advising clients on fair lending, CRA, BSA and other regulatory matters. Mr. Morrissey also regularly assists clients with respect to preparing for regulatory exams and responding to enforcement actions.

Mr. Morrissey also assists financial institutions with other strategic matters, such as new products and services and the establishment of de novo branches and banking institutions. Mr. Morrissey also represents financial institution clients with negotiating data processing, licensing, SaaS and similar vendor agreements. In addition, Mr. Morrissey works with Fintech companies and other financing companies on lending programs and licensing matters. He also regularly speaks and writes on various financial institutions topics.

Mr. Morrissey has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Banking & Financial Institutions from 2013 to 2016. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

James W. Morrissey

Shareholder

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2000, with honors, Order of the Coif
  • DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 2000
  • Boston College, B.A., 1993, cum laude

James W. Morrissey

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000

Affiliations

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

James W. Morrissey

Shareholder

James W. Morrissey

Shareholder

James W. Morrissey

Shareholder

Blogs

Mr. Morrissey contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.

Mr. Morrissey also contributes to our The 21st Century Banker blog. To view it, please click here.