Derek M. Bush
is a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Mr. Bush's practice focuses on advising domestic and international financial institutions and foreign sovereigns regarding U.S. bank regulatory matters and legislation. His advisory practice spans a wide range of matters, including expansion of powers and activities, geographic expansion, restructurings, compliance with anti-money laundering laws, corporate governance and investments by and in banking organizations. Mr. Bush’s practice also includes representing financial institutions in connection with corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, privatizations, capital markets transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Bush also advises financial institutions and their boards of directors, employees and shareholders in internal investigations and in enforcement proceedings involving the U.S. federal banking agencies. In his advisory, corporate and enforcement practices, Mr. Bush represents clients before the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Thrift Supervision and the New York Banking Department. He is distinguished as one of the leading financial services regulation lawyers by Chambers USA and recognized in Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers.
Mr. Bush is a frequent speaker on regulatory and corporate matters affecting banks and other financial institutions. His recent publications include "Suspicious Activity Reporting: Recent Developments and Guidance on Key Issues" in The Review of Banking and Financial Services (Nov. 2005) and "U.S. Regulation of International Activities of U.S. Banking Organizations" in Regulation of Foreign Banks (2003).
Mr. Bush joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. He received a J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Princeton University in 1989. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Bush served as law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Bush is a member of the Bar in the District of Columbia. His native language is English, and he speaks Spanish and Swedish.