Kevin J. Handly

Lecturer in Law

Principal, Kevin Handly LLC

B.S.F.S., Georgetown School of Foreign Service
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


In May, 2013 Mr. Handly established Kevin J Handly LLC, an independent source of financial regulatory advice and representation. He also maintains an office and an of counsel relationship at the downtown Boston litigation firm, Cooke Clancy & Gruenthal LLP. He advises financial institutions regarding federal and state financial regulations, mergers and acquisitions, investment and executive employment matters and represents financial institutions and their directors and officers before federal and state financial regulatory agencies. Mr. Handly has over 25 years’ experience in private law firm practice in Boston. Prior to entering private practice, he was a Senior Attorney at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC and an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. During law school, he was a Law Clerk at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Bank and Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law. He teaches Financial Institutions Mergers & Acquisitions.


2 credits

This course deals with key issues that arise in bank mergers and acquisitions. Business and transactional topics include: merger and acquisition strategies, deal structure and pricing, hostile takeovers and defenses, duties of directors, disclosure obligations, due diligence, mergers of equals, social issues, tax considerations, and accounting issues. Regulatory topics include: federal and state approval processes, regulatory considerations in the structuring of transactions, antitrust considerations, interstate banking issues, the Community Reinvestment Act, thrift and other nonbank acquisitions, Glass-Steagall and Bank Holding Company Act issues, and cross-industry transactions.

SPRG 2016: LAW BK 988 A1 , Jan 14th to Apr 14th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Thu 6:20 pm 8:10 pm 2 Kevin J. Handly LAW 605
SPRG 2017: LAW BK 988 A1 , Jan 19th to Apr 20th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Thu 6:20 pm 8:10 pm 2 Kevin J. Handly

2 credits

This course will provide an overview of a lawyer's professional and ethical obligations under United States law. It will examine the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers as they apply to the practicing lawyer. The course explores ethical issues, and tensions and dilemmas that arise in the practice of law, particularly in the representation of financial institutions. Students will have the chance to examine these issues through discussions of current events affecting the financial services industry.

FALL 2015: LAW BK 941 A1 , Sep 1st to Dec 1st 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Tue 6:20 pm 8:10 pm 2 Maggie Weir
FALL 2016: LAW BK 941 A1 , Sep 12th to Dec 5th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 2 Kevin J. Handly LAW 605
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