Hogan Lovells has brought on a new partner who spent much of the past two years helping to draft the Dodd-Frank overhaul of Wall Street regulations.
Daniel Meade started today in the firm's Washington office, working in the corporate practice. He previously was a senior counsel on the Democratic staff of the House Financial Services Committee, the team that was primarily responsible, along with its Senate counterpart, for writing the overhaul legislation.
Meade, 38, said he began looking at opportunities after the Democrats lost control of the House in the November elections. From 2006 to 2009, he was an associate at the firm when it was called Hogan & Hartson. "Coming back to Hogan made a lot of sense. I left on good terms and very much enjoyed working with the lawyers I knew before," he said.
He'll be working on familiar issues. According to a firm news release, Meade will be advising banks and other financial services companies on regulatory matters, including issues related to the Dodd-Frank law. He'll also advise on other corporate-practice work, including mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Hogan the first time, Meade was a counsel to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
"Dan's first hand understanding of the Dodd-Frank Act, coupled with his years of experience at the Federal Reserve Board and in private practice, will be invaluable to our clients," Stuart Stein, co-head of the firm's corporate practice, said in the news release.