Angelovska-Wilson Bolsters Financial Services Regulatory Practice
(December 3, 2013, Washington, DC)– Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Angela Angelovska-Wilson as a partner its Financial Industry Group (FIG), which comprises some 275 attorneys worldwide. Angelovska-Wilson, former counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP, will work from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
“Angela is widely recognized as a leader in the area of virtual currencies which is an emerging technology and a hot button issue for federal regulators,” said Perry Napolitano, Head of the Firm’s Financial Industry Group. “She is regularly called upon by global financial services institutions for advice on cutting edge payment methods for merchants. Having this high level alternative payments capability available to our clients is a substantial service advantage for Reed Smith.”
Angelovska-Wilson’s practice focuses on federal and state regulatory counseling of financial services companies and non-financial companies on a broad range of issues, including Dodd Frank compliance; financial services regulatory support in connection with M&A, restructurings, bank-owned life insurance, privacy and data security, corporate governance and internal controls.
In the payments area, the newest Reed Smith partner will advise clients on the practical, legal and regulatory solutions that facilitate online and electronic payments systems, , including mobile financial services, crypto-currency, emerging payment systems, money transmissions, data security breaches, and similar risks. She has an extensive regulatory counseling expertise on a range of consumer finance laws and regulations, and conducts audits for data protection, privacy and other laws regulating companies’ online presence and activity.
“Reed Smith is widely recognized among the leading firms serving banks and financial services institutions worldwide,” said Angelovska-Wilson. “The firm’s reputation in the industry and its expansive international platform are a perfect fit for my clients. I will be able to advise clients on how to successfully navigate through the vast and complex regulatory schemes involved in the development, creation, marketing, sale and servicing of payment products and services.”
A 2001 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, Angelovska-Wilson’s She represents clients across a range of sectors, including software, healthcare, financial services, private equity, computer hardware, electronic commerce and telecommunications.
“With the increasing complexity of the financial services regulatory environment, adding Angela’s capability will be a net plus for all our clients,” said A. Scott Bolden, the firm’s office managing partner in the nation’s capital. “What Angela does complements our existing financial services capabilities and the firm has all the supporting practices needed to provide clients with the full range of services required to manage and run their businesses.”
The Legal 500 US named Angelovska-Wilson among the top finance attorneys in the U.S. in 2011.
Angelovska-Wilson is the seventh new partner added to Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group in 2013. FIG represents nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, as well as the top 10 banks in Europe and the top 10 banks in Asia, leveraging the considerable skills of its financial litigation, finance and lending, investment management, financial regulatory, commercial restructuring and bankruptcy, and M&A practices to serve clients around the world.
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