Press Release
August 9, 2017

Holland & Knight Expands Financial Services Practice with Addition of David Bright

BOSTON (August 9, 2017) – David Bright has joined Holland & Knight’s Boston office as of counsel in the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. Most recently, he was senior vice president and senior counsel at Citizens Bank. Mr. Bright will focus his practice on bank regulatory and transactional matters, with a special emphasis on fintech transactions and relationships.

“David brings a wealth of experience with bank regulatory issues, financing transactions and distressed asset issues. His experience navigating fintech relationships and product development as both a lawyer and as a bank insider will allow us to offer our bank clients high-value advice covering the myriad issues that arise in this space,” said Joe Sirven, co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Financial Services Practice Group. “His deep knowledge of bank-fintech strategic partnerships will help position our firm as a leader in an area of banking that will see strong growth for the foreseeable future.”

“Holland & Knight is consistently recognized as among the leading law firms in the banking industry,” said Mr. Bright. “Despite the disruption from fintech companies, the core functions and activities of banks continue, and my experience at one of the largest retail banks in the country should be of value to the firm’s many clients in the sector.”

Mr. Bright received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Suffolk University.

With more than 200 members throughout the firm, Holland & Knight's Financial Services Practice Group assists borrowers and lenders with all of their legal needs. With lawyers located in almost every major U.S. market, the team regularly advises financial industry clients on their most sophisticated transactions, including asset-based lending, syndicated loans, structured finance, public finance, derivatives, capital markets, insurance, project finance and real estate finance. The team also includes skilled litigators and counsel in the area of white collar defense and regulatory compliance.

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