Douglas P. Faucette is a banking lawyer in Locke Lord's corporate department and Chair of the Firm's Bank Regulatory and Transactional Practice Group.
Douglas has more than 30 years of experience representing publicly and privately held companies in a variety of corporate and securities transactions. He has represented financial services companies, including insurance, investment banking and real estate companies, commercial banks, savings associations and credit unions before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal and state bank regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress. In the past decade, he has been involved in the passage of all major financial institution legislation including FIRREA and FDICIA.
Widely-known throughout the financial services industry for his regulatory/M&A and thrift demutualization practice, Douglas has been involved in the demutualization of almost every savings institution in the country with assets in excess of $1 billion. In addition, he has advised clients on matters relating to private and public securities offerings, including initial public offerings and venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, and the structuring of executive and employee compensation.
He is currently engaged in projects to make banking regulation compatible for Fintech businesses and blockchain distributed ledger transfers.
Previously, Douglas served in various senior governmental positions, including tenure as the Director of the Securities Division at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (the predecessor of the Office of Thrift Supervision, a Bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury) for more than ten years. Douglas is frequently quoted in the national media and has appeared on such television programs as the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and the MacNeil-Lehrer Report. He has authored numerous articles and has given presentations on an array of topics at hundreds of conferences and seminars.
Professional Affiliations and Recognitions
- American Bankers Association
- Connecticut Bankers Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Independent Community Bankers of America
- Massachusetts Bankers Association
- New Jersey Bankers Association
- New York Bankers Association
- New York Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers
- Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals