Derek Bush

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 2112
Washington 20037 DC US

Derek M. Bush’s practice focuses on advising U.S. and international financial institutions and foreign sovereigns regarding the complete spectrum of U.S. bank regulatory matters and legislation. Derek joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2003.

Among other areas, this includes regulatory requirements imposed under the Dodd-Frank Act, restructurings, corporate governance and investments by and in banking organizations; corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, privatizations, capital markets transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances; and internal investigations and in enforcement proceedings involving the U.S. federal banking agencies.

He represents clients before the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the New York Department of Financial Services.


Regulatory Highlights

  • Several U.S. and non-U.S. banks on the preparation of resolution plans.
  • The Institute of International Bankers regarding various matters related to U.S. regulatory reform as applied to internationally headquartered institutions, including in connection with the Volcker Rule.

Transactional Highlights

  • The underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, in the initial public offering of shares of common stock of Citizens Financial Group — the largest-ever U.S. IPO of a retail bank.
  • Banner Corporation in its $702 million acquisition of Starbuck Bancshares, the bank holding company for AmericanWest Bank.


  • Member, Executive Council, Banking Law Section of the Federal Bar Association


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1994
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1989


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


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