As a partner in Manatt’s financial services transactions practice, Barbara Polsky has extensive experience representing numerous domestic and foreign depository financial institutions, specialty finance companies and non-bank fintech entities in a wide range of corporate, finance and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance matters. Barbara has been on the forefront of the convergence of fintech and traditional banking: structuring mergers, joint ventures and vendor structures that maximize benefits to the parties and satisfy regulatory authorities. Her practice includes regular interaction with federal and state regulatory agencies, including the SEC, OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, and the California Department of Business Oversight.
Barbara previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of City National Corporation and City National Bank and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aames Financial Corporation.
Barbara frequently lectures at investment banking and commercial banking seminars on mergers and acquisitions, bank capital augmentation and compliance matters.