March 3, 2010
Authored by: Kathryn Knudson
Bryan Cave LLP welcomes John ReVeal and Jonathan Hightower to the firm’s Financial Institutions group. Both Mr. ReVeal and Hightower returned to Bryan Cave on on March 1, 2010.
As a former Powell Goldstein LLP partner, Mr. ReVeal brings a wealth of experience in regulation of state and federally chartered banks and savings institutions, credit card and prepaid card issuers, mortgage lenders, consumer finance companies and other providers of financial services and products.
“The D.C. market is ripe with opportunities in the banking and finance sectors, and under John’s direction, the D.C. office will certainly expand in these areas of business” said Walt Moeling, Atlanta partner and co-head of the Financial Institutions group. “We also look forward to having John’s nationally recognized expertise available to our financial services clients located throughout Bryan Cave’s footprint,” Moeling added.
Prior to re-joining Bryan Cave, Mr. ReVeal focused on financial institution regulation and transactions as a partner in another law firm, advising banks and savings institutions on consumer protection regulations, organizational and transactional matters, bank and thrift powers, federal preemption, exportation of rates and charges, and financial institution licensing issues. He facilitates the purchase and sale of banks, thrifts, and non-bank financial institutions. Mr. ReVeal also advises on consumer protection regulations.
Mr. ReVeal earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, attending his third year at Harvard Law School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1987.
A former Powell Goldstein LLP associate, Hightower re-joined the firm’s Financial Institutions group on March 1, 2010.
Prior to re-joining the Firm, Mr. Hightower focused on financial institution, corporate and regulatory matters in a Texas office of another law firm. Throughout his career, he has represented financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions and in all types of regulatory matters. Recently, his practice has focused on capital markets transactions and on advising financial institutions facing regulatory challenges. His corporate and securities work includes public and private debt and equity securities offerings and SEC reporting. Mr. Hightower also advises financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues, tax planning, and compliance in corporate governance.
Mr. Hightower received his J.D. with honors in 2004 from University of Georgia School of Law and his B.B.A. with honors in 2001 from the University of West Georgia.