Brian D. Christiansen

Brian D. Christiansen is a partner in Skadden’s Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement Group. Mr. Christiansen counsels banks, thrifts, investors and other financial services firms in connection with transactions and regulatory matters. He has helped clients obtain charters, raise capital, develop new products, structure and execute corporate transactions, implement compliance programs, conduct internal investigations and address enforcement actions. Mr. Christiansen is active in advising financial institution clients on the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform legislation and related rulemaking. He represents clients before all of the major financial services regulatory agencies, including the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, Department of the Treasury and state banking departments.

Mr. Christiansen is a member of Skadden’s integrated team that handles complex and often groundbreaking matters in the financial services industry. His matters have been recognized in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers report, The M&A Advisor and the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Christiansen has been selected as a “leading lawyer” in IFLR1000 in the area of financial services regulation, as well as in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. In its 2012 edition, Chambers USA named him “as one of the brightest up-and-coming talents in the sector.” In 2014, Mr. Christiansen was profiled by Law360 as a “Rising Star Under 40” and The National Law Journal also named him as one of “D.C.’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars.”

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Banking, 2) Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement, 3) Financial Institutions and 4) Corporate
Law School The George Washington University, (J.D.,2002)
Education University of Virginia, (B.S.,1999)
Bar Member / Association Virginia,District of Columbia
Most recent firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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