WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the previous few years, Davis Wright Tremaine has been constructing scope, scale and depth within the business teams central to its strategic plan. In the present day, the agency introduced a brand new lateral accomplice who will add vital power and depth to 2 such teams, Monetary Providers and Know-how.
Chris Ford, who joins the agency’s Washington, D.C., workplace from Ballard Spahr LLP, has a multi-pronged transactional observe that plugs completely into the DWT platform. He handles giant, intricate monetary providers transactions, together with processing, service provider servicing, sponsorship and community incentive packages. He negotiates advanced expertise agreements, together with among the business’s most concerned outsourcing offers. And he combines his monetary providers and expertise experience in a thriving fintech observe, an space that’s rising quickly at DWT.
“With Chris, we check a lot of boxes,” mentioned Claude Goetz, co-chair of the Banking and Monetary Providers Apply. “He 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. As important, he embodies the most important attributes of a successful DWT lawyer: technical excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative nature, and a growth mindset based on exemplary client service.”
“DWT’s industry strength and culture of teamwork provide a great opportunity for me to thrive and to help my new colleagues thrive,” mentioned Ford. “I know DWT lawyers who came here from other firms and found this an unbeatable place to practice. I’m looking forward to helping our financial services and technology teams continue their great run of growth.”
Ford obtained his undergraduate diploma from the College of Virginia and his regulation diploma from Emory College in 1993. He’s the tenth lateral accomplice to affix DWT in 2020, all of whom observe within the agency’s focused industries: monetary providers, expertise, healthcare, media/leisure, vitality and eating places/meals and beverage. He’s the second addition to the agency’s Banking and Monetary Service observe in latest weeks, following accomplice Chava Brandriss who joined the D.C. workplace in March from Hogan Lovells to guide the group’s mortgage observe.
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