Luse Gorman is the Top Legal Advisor for Bank Mergers Through September 30, 2023

October 5, 2023

Luse Gorman, PC is pleased to announce that we were the No. 1 legal advisor in the nation for bank mergers for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, based on the number of transactions, as reported by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Luse Gorman was also the No. 1 legal advisor in the nation for bank mergers, based on the number of transactions, for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

Luse Gorman has the largest community bank legal practice group in the country. Our extensive experience with community financial institutions and the broad range of merger and acquisition transactions in which we are involved has enabled us to provide unparalleled service and expertise to our clients. As always, we would like to thank our clients for their continued support and confidence.

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Alert – Luse Gorman on

October 2, 2023

To our clients and friends:

Brendan Clegg recently authored an article in Bank Director covering the RECOUP Act’s potential expansion of the federal banking agencies’ enforcement authority against bank officers and directors. The article covers how the proposed legislation, which is working its way through the U.S. Senate, would introduce new standards into the existing legal framework, and the impacts these changes may have on bank enforcement actions against individuals.

Luse Gorman regularly advises clients on issues related to bank director and officer liability, including the agency enforcement action process, and related questions involving indemnification and D&O insurance coverage. If you have any questions related to these issues, please reach out to Brendan Clegg, Partner, at (202) 274-2034 or by email at To learn more about our firm and services, please visit our website


ALERT – CFPB Issues Fair Lending Law Interpretation Related to Use of AI in Credit Decisions

September 27, 2023

To our clients and friends:

On September 19, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued Circular 2023-03 to address whether creditors could rely on stock reasons in the Bureau’s sample adverse action notices when issuing those notices after using AI in the credit decision. Our Alert discusses the CFPB’s interpretation of ECOA as it applies to the use of AI, the Bureau’s recent trend of announcing enforcement priorities through guidance, and steps to take to address the Circular’s key takeaways.

Our Alert is available here.



August 21, 2023

Washington, DC, August 21, 2023. For Immediate Release. Luse Gorman, PC is pleased to announce that Brendan Clegg has joined the Washington, DC law firm as a partner. Mr. Clegg was most recently at Alston & Bird LLP. With his addition to the partnership, Luse Gorman builds upon its unparalleled experience in the financial services industry, expanding and deepening its capabilities in regulatory and enforcement matters.


Alert – SEC Adopts Disclosure Rules on Cybersecurity Incidents, Risk Management, Strategy, and Governance

August 7, 2023

To our clients and friends:

The SEC recently approved amendments to Rule 10b5-1 regarding insider trading plans to revise the conditions that must be met for insiders to be able to use the 10b5-1 affirmative defense including, among other things, cooling-off periods, representations from plan participants and new periodic disclosure requirements for issuers and their insiders.

Our Alert regarding the new requirements is available here.