Pepper Hamilton Expands Financial Services Practice with Addition of Frank A. Mayer, III

Pepper Hamilton Expands Financial Services Practice with Addition of Frank A. Mayer, III

Frank A. Mayer, III has joined the Pepper Hamilton LLP Financial Services Practice Group as a partner in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Mayer focuses his practice on counseling regulated business enterprises, including tax-exempt organizations, and places a special emphasis on financial institutions.
 
Mr. Mayer is well-versed in the areas of bank regulations, international banking, bank insolvency, receiverships and related business disputes, public finance and corporate finance. His clients represent an array of industries, including financial institutions, health care, real estate, telecommunications, sports, utilities and energy.
 
“Frank Mayer’s background and skill set representing financial institutions, coupled with his strong background at the FDIC, will add depth to our already strong bank regulatory practice,” said Richard P. Eckman, chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Financial Services Practice Group. “With the reregulation of the financial services industry, he will enhance our ability to serve our clients in these difficult economic times and in the rapidly changing legal environment for financial institutions. Frank also has a significant international banking specialty, representing financial institutions in global trade finance and structured finance. He will lead our International Banking Group.”
 
Mr. Mayer began his career in private practice, and later became a partner with several Philadelphia law firms. In 1991, he joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he was a senior attorney and acted as senior counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). His FDIC and RTC assignments included acting as a bank closing attorney, as general counsel to bank conservatorships and receiverships, the litigation of complex multi-state financial institution-related civil actions, and service on the National Bank Fraud Working Group. After six years with the FDIC, he then became a consultant with the AXA Group, counseling the company on federal and state legislation of interest to financial institutions, insurance companies and investment banking firms.
 
Mr. Mayer joined then-Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s staff as corporate chair of the Philadelphia Law Department, where he supervised 20 deputies and a team of 225 attorneys and staff in the Commercial, Health and Human Services, Tax and Regulatory Affairs Units. Mr. Mayer then served on Mayor Rendell's gubernatorial campaign as co-chair of its Tax Policy Committee and as a member of its Finance Committee. Mr. Mayer also counsels business enterprises with respect to their relationships with federal, state and local government. He chaired Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter's transition team for the Office of the Finance Director, and helped lead the transition team with respect to Philadelphia's Law Department. He also serves on the Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner’s advisory board.
 
Mr. Mayer is a graduate of Temple University (B.B.A. 1974), the Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 1977), and the Villanova University School of Law (LL.M. in taxation 1985). He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Tax Court.
 
About Pepper Hamilton
 
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.
 
Pepper Hamilton’s Financial Services Practice Group includes more than 50 lawyers and other professionals who focus their practices on issues affecting the financial services industry, including a wide range of businesses in the investment management community.
 
The firm’s investment management lawyers represent registered investment companies, registered investment advisers, alternative investment funds and investors in alternative products. They also counsel clients regarding securities regulation, enforcement and litigation. They are experienced in all matters arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.