Pierce Atwood Names Emily L. Cooke Chair of Banking & Financial Services Group

Portland, ME – Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Emily L. Cooke has been named Chair of the Banking & Financial Services Practice. Emily succeeds firm partner Jack Manheimer.

Cooke’s practice focuses on commercial transactions, compliance, and corporate governance for a range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, health care organizations, insurance industry participants, educational institutions, nonprofit entities, and small businesses.

She negotiates third-party vendor contracts for banking services, negotiates master services agreements for outsourcing critical processing functions for national bank and insurers, and provides advice and counsel to financial institutions on a range of compliance and regulatory matters, including privacy and data security.

Cooke earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, is a member of the Order of the Coif, and was notes editor of Georgetown Law Journal.  She received her B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College.

Pierce Atwood managing partner David E. Barry stated, “Emily is an engaged, hands-on, and creative leader, providing clients with exceptional representation and outstanding service. She brings that same energy and creativity to leading the firm’s pro bono program. Our clients and the firm will benefit from Emily’s ability and leadership.”

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