A fintech professional with almost 27 years of authorized expertise has joined the Washington, DC, workplace of Davis…
A fintech professional with almost 27 years of authorized expertise has joined the Washington, DC, workplace of Davis White Tremaine.
Davis White Tremaine (DWT) has added an skilled know-how and monetary providers lawyer as a companion in Washington, DC.
Chris Ford most just lately practised as a companion at Ballard Spahr. His chief areas of focus embrace working with massive monetary establishments, retailers and know-how firms on fintech and fee techniques, advising on managed providers agreements, bank card processing contracts and know-how integration.
He’s additionally an completed adviser on broader data know-how (IT) and outsourcing issues, and he has beforehand represented state governments concerning high-value IT and communications infrastructure mandates.
Work highlights embrace counselling a multinational finance firm on business negotiations for the launch of a bank card enterprise in the US. His shopper roster additionally contains grocery retailers and early stage fintech firms.
Ford studied techniques engineering and had a profession in banking earlier than retraining as a lawyer. He then spent almost 16 years at Alston & Hen the place he grew to become a companion, and greater than 9 at Morrison & Foerster the place he was promoted to chair of the worldwide sourcing group. Most just lately he was a companion at Ballard Spahr.
DWT’s co-chair of banking and monetary providers Claude Goetz stated “[Ford] brings great depth to our very strong transactions and fintech teams and also ‘ups our game’ in outsourcing, a capability that is very important to many of our financial services and technology clients.”
The broader fintech market noticed the transfer of a distributed ledger professional from Bristows to Memery Crystal in London in Might. The earlier month noticed United States fintech and early stage firm boutique Ketsal add two new companions with large agency expertise, whereas Alibaba’s fee division Ant Monetary introduced the recruitment of the chair and senior companion of Chinese language agency Fangda Companions.
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