Gibson Dunn Adds Financial Services Regulatory Partner Ro Spaziani In New York

May 6, 2024

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Ro Spaziani has joined the firm’s New York office, where she will serve as a partner and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions, Global Financial Regulatory, and Global Fintech and Digital Assets Practice Groups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ro to the Gibson Dunn team,” said Stephanie Brooker, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice Group. “Ro has a unique blend of traditional bank regulatory experience coupled with years of helping banks develop and expand financial technology businesses. This combination, as part of our financial services offerings, will be invaluable to clients.”

“I am excited to begin the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Ro. “The continuing evolution of financial services and the expansion of industry participants have increased regulatory scrutiny, complexity, and ambiguity across the market. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across the firm in helping clients navigate these broad challenges.”

Ro’s addition highlights a period of growth for Gibson Dunn’s financial regulatory platform. Last year, partners Jason Cabral and Sara Weed who advise financial clients on a wide range of regulatory, transactional, policy, and enforcement matters joined the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively. Additionally, one of the firm’s newer practice groups is the interdisciplinary Global Fintech and Digital Assets Practice Group, which advises traditional and emerging companies on a range of advisory, regulatory, policy, supervision and enforcement, transactional, and litigation matters involving fintech, digital assets, and blockchain technology.

About Rosemary Spaziani

Ro’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions in a broad range of corporate and regulatory matters, including in connection with mergers and acquisitions, strategic initiatives, partnerships, enforcement actions, compliance, and corporate governance matters. She has substantial experience with a wide array of bank regulatory issues, including payments; global structuring of complex financial institutions to maximize functionality, funding, and flexibility; risk management; and other key areas of regulatory focus. She regularly advises clients before the federal financial services regulatory agencies and state banking departments on a variety of matters, including regulatory applications and notices, chartering issues, and enforcement matters.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ro served as an of counsel for a New York law firm. Previously, she was a managing director in the legal department at Goldman Sachs, where she spent over a decade and served as the head of the bank regulatory, deposits, and payments legal practice groups. In this role, she managed numerous strategic acquisitions and firm initiatives, including the acquisition of the retail deposit platform and the development and launch of the global transaction banking business.

Ro received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2006.