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Brian S. Korn

Brian S. Korn

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

New York, NY, USA


Brian S. Korn is a partner and co-chair of the financial services group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. He is also a member of the firm's capital markets practice group and chair of the digital finance and marketplace lending practice. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), early-stage and start-up venture financings, and mature corporate and high-yield debt finance. He also advises clients on SEC compliance, broker-dealer compliance, corporate swap transactions, blockchain technology and initial coin offerings. Under his leadership, the firm was nominated as “Professional Services Firm of the Year” at the 2018 LendIt Industry Awards and “Law Firm of the Year” at the 2017 LendIt Industry Awards. Brian chairs the prestigious Practising Law Institute’s Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding conference, the leading legal conference of its kind serving the digital finance industry.

Prior to joining Manatt, Brian co-led the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending practice at a major international law firm. Brian has also previously served as head of Equity Capital Markets and Syndicate Compliance at Barclays Capital and as senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. He has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in investment banking and capital markets transactions, including transactions involving equity, debt, hybrid/convertible and preferred securities, derivatives and foreign exchange. He has executed several IPOs and other equity value monetization transactions, such as spin-offs, split-offs and carveout transactions. He also has extensive experience in sponsor-leveraged buyouts and bank/bond acquisition financing.

Brian has made multiple appearances on Fox Business Television, Bloomberg, CCTV America and National Public Radio commenting on the JOBS Act, including its impact on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, IPOs and market trading dynamics. Brian was recently selected to serve on the advisory board of the Lexis Practice Advisor (LPA), an online product providing legal and market insights and practical guidance for attorneys. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Brian S. Korn is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Marketplace Lending - Consumer Financial Services Answer Book (2017 Edition), Thursday, June 22, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017
Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Regulation of Marketplace Lending: A Summary of the Principal Issues, Chapman and Cutler LLP (March 2017 Update) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
House Approves Rollback of Post-Recession Financial Reforms (June 23, 2017) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Curry in a Hurry: OCC Publishes Fintech Charter Standards (March 20, 2017) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Treasury Issues White Paper on Marketplace Lending (May 12, 2016) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Borrower Wins Key Victory in Madden v. Midland (March 3, 2017) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Madden Tells Scotus That Marketplace Lenders Should Not Worry About Madden (February 26, 2016) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Madden High Court Denial—Much Ado About Not Much - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Marketplace Lending, Consumer Financial Services Answer Book, Chapter 17 (2017) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Collaboration Between Regional and Community Banks and Fintech - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
Justice Department Sides With Financial Industry on Madden Case (May 25, 2016) - Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2017, Friday, September 08, 2017
A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities, Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of the Treasury - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
Press Release, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, OCC Begins Accepting National Bank Charter Applications from Financial Technology Companies (July 31, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities, Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation Report, U.S. Department of the Treasury (July 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
State AGs: No Need for Madden Fix Legislation. Financial Services Law (July 18, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
Installment Consumer Lender Falls in California, DBO Reports, Financial Services Law (July 5, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
Comptroller’s Licensing Manual Draft Supplement, Evaluating Charter Applications from Financial Technology Companies, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (March 2017) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
Fintech Update: Regulators Join Together for Fintech Oversight, Financial Services Law (June 6, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
Consumer Lenders Beware: New California Privacy Law Likely Applies (July 5, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
Valid When Made Doctrine, Marketplace Lending Association - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
The Marketplace Lending Best Practices, Marketplace Lending Association - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
CFPB News: More Reports, Settlements and Actions Dropped, Financial Services Law (July 5, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
California AG Hits Student Loan Servicer with Lawsuit, Financial Services Law (July 18, 2018) - Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding , Friday, October 05, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Alternative Finance Summit 2018: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding, Friday, October 12, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Alternative Finance Summit 2019: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding, Thursday, September 05, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Alternative Finance Summit 2019: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding, Thursday, September 05, 2019, New York, NY
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