FSLA board hikes in-house contingent

THE FINANCIAL Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) has bolstered its advisory board with the addition of Citi general counsel Brad Gans.

Gans joins fellow general counsel Simon Dodds of Deutsche Bank and Andrew Whittaker of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on the board, which also includes the likes of Clifford Chance partner Carlos Conceicao and King’s College law professor Eva Lomnicka.

Farhaz Khan, who serves on the FSLA’s executive committee, said Gans’ addition to the board highlights the association’s commitment to the entire financial services industry.

“The FSLA wants to attract a wide membership and that includes the often neglected in-house lawyer,” he said.

The FSLA, which was formed earlier this year, holds its second debate this Thursday (26 July).

The topic for discussion is a comparison of the financial services systems in the UK, US and Europe, with speakers including Ross Cranston QC of the London School of Economics and Rob Price, head of European law at the FSA.