Latham in two partner swoop on Mayer Brown

Latham & Watkins has poached two financial regulatory partners for its Washington DC office from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.

Brian Smith and Timothy Keehan join Latham as partners 12 years after the pair joined Mayer Brown from Stroock Stroock & Lavan.

The team provides a variety of financial institutions, banks and credit card firms with advice on federal and state laws.

Smith’s experience stretches way back to a spell as chief counsel to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 1982 to 1984 and a period as in-house counsel at MasterCard International from 1974 to 1982.