Charles M. Horn counsels US and international banks and other financial institutions on corporate, regulatory, supervisory, enforcement, and compliance matters before all major federal and state financial regulatory agencies. He advises clients on major federal financial services statutes and regulations, as well as on US and international financial reform developments. Charles also counsels banks and other financial services firms on issues affecting their governance, structure, management, and operations.
Charles represents clients before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), among other agencies.
He also counsels clients on financial institutions laws that include the National Bank Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the International Banking Act, and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, he guides clients on global regulatory capital requirements and key state banking law requirements.
Clients seek Charles’s advice on matters relating to their corporate, institutional, and retail business activities, as well as their asset management, fiduciary, and asset administration products and services. He has experience developing new capital markets, treasury and cash management, asset and wealth management, asset allocation, and other financial products and services.
He also assists financial services clients throughout the banking, securities, and insurance sectors on corporate and business expansion matters. These include mergers and acquisitions, business integrations, strategic alliances, and third–party vendor relationships. Charles represents financial institutions in regulatory enforcement and compliance matters before federal and state financial institutions regulatory agencies.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Charles was a partner in the financial services practice of another international law firm. Prior to entering private practice, he held several positions in the Securities and Corporate Practices Division of the OCC and with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Cornell Law School, 1976, J.D.
Harvard University, 1973, A.B.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014)
Ranked, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance), Nationwide, Chambers USA (2018)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013–2017)
Listed, TheBest Lawyers in America (2013–2018)
Listed, The US Legal 500 (2012)
Listed, Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2014)
Listed, BTI Consulting Client Service All-Stars (2013)
Recipient,Corporate LiveWire Global Awards: Banking & Finance(2015)