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Lauren Pryor is a Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement partner and co-head of the Financial Institutions M&A group.

Lauren focuses on M&A in the financial services industry, including complex stock and asset-based transactions, full equity deals, PE investments, JV arrangements and transfers of assets including residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, business purpose loans, mortgage servicing rights and credit card receivables. Lauren frequently represents depository institutions, financial sponsors, mortgage companies and investment funds in such matters.

A Mayer Brown team took on an intriguing project for the Financial Times “hackathon,” which encourages innovative solutions to challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. To help local businesses struggling to survive COVID-19, we proposed a Community Business Capital (C2B) Program. Turning a business-to-consumer business model on its head, the C2B Program relies on peer-to-peer

Recent stay-at-home orders require us to spend more and more time on video chats from our make-shift home offices.  The indelible Tom Ford offers some easy tips that can help even us lawyers.  The highlights (and I don’t mean hair or cheekbones) are as follows:

  • Elevate your computer on a stack of books to a

CARES Act Enacted into Law! This is the biggest economic stimulus in our nation’s history, and will have far reaching effects on individuals and commercial businesses across industry sectors.  Stay tuned for further analysis.  See the full text of the Act here.

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