Matthew Bisanz

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3434

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Consumer Regulatory Law
  • Cross-Border Investigations and Enforcement
  • Investment Management
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Banking & Finance
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Israel
  • Privacy & Security
  • Bank Asset Sales
  • Corporate & Securities
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3434
Fax: 202 263 5234
University Hofstra University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007; Hofstra University, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2007; Hofstra University, M.B.A., with distinction, 2008; New York University, Advanced Graduate Certificate, 2009
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 2012; Georgetown University, LL.M., with distinction, 2013
Admitted2013, New York; 2014, New Jersey; 2014, District of Columbia

Matthew Bisanz is a Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement associate in Mayer Brown's Washington office. He counsels US and non-US financial services firms on a variety of regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and transactional matters.

Regulatory: Matt advises financial institutions on banking regulations, swaps and other derivatives issues, bank receivership and D&O issues, consumer financial services, and data privacy concerns. He also advises on Dodd-Frank Act compliance issues, including the Volcker Rule, Section 165 enhanced prudential standards, and resolution planning/living wills.

Enforcement: Matt also has experience with sensitive internal investigations and similar matters involving financial services firms (e.g., FATCA, OFAC appeals and compliance, FinCEN BSA/AML compliance, etc.).

Transactional: Matt also advises financial institutions on legislative and regulatory developments regarding complex financial instruments and transactions that are of significance to the financial services industry. In addition, he addresses regulatory status questions for US and non-US financial institutions effecting transactions in, and providing advice with respect to, securities and derivatives.

Prior to joining the Washington office of Mayer Brown in 2013, Matt worked at the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, and FDIC in various regulatory and investigative roles and at a Big Four accounting firm in New York.


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US Department of Justice Brings Its First Criminal Prosecution for Spoofing of Commodities Markets
Matthew Bisanz,Marcus A. Christian,Mark G. Hanchet,Alex C. Lakatos,Richard M. Rosenfeld, October 17, 2014
A Chicago federal grand jury has indicted Michael Coscia, formerly a registered floor trader and sole owner of Panther Energy Trading LLC, for allegedly violating the anti-spoofing provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and committing commodities fraud. The prosecution is the...

Presumption Against Extraterritoriality in Morrison v. National Australia Bank Extended to Private Party Whistleblower Retaliation Cases
Matthew Bisanz,Marcus Christian,Mark G. Hanchet,Alex C. Lakatos,Richard M. Rosenfeld, August 27, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to private party actions under Section 21(h) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). The Second Circuit’s August 14, 2014 decision in Liu v. Siemens...

New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes a “BitLicense” Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currency Businesses
Matthew Bisanz,Alex C. Lakatos,Jeffrey P. Taft, August 7, 2014
The New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) has released a proposed regulatory framework (the “Proposed Rules”) for New York virtual currency businesses. The Proposed Rules build upon the NYSDFS’ prior activities in the virtual currency space....
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Matthew Bisanz

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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