Kevin J. Handly Named Director of LLM in Taxation and LLM in Banking & Financial Law Programs
The experienced financial services attorney has lectured at BU Law since 2001.
Kevin J. Handly, who has served as a lecturer in BU’s LLM in Banking & Financial Law Program since 2001, has been named director of the Graduate Programs in Tax, Banking & Financial Law. He takes over the two programs following the retirement of Mary Zeven, who had directed the LLM in Banking & Financial Law Program since 2019, and the elevation of Christina Rice (JD’07, LLM’13), former director of the LLM in Taxation Program and interim assistant dean of graduate & international programs, to assistant dean of graduate, international, and online programs.
Handly has more than 35 years of experience in private law firm practice in Boston. He has helped establish Boston-based bank regulatory practices at several law firms, including Goodwin (1987–95), Nixon Peabody (1995–2001), Goulston & Storrs (2001–05), Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell (2005–08), and Pierce Atwood (2008–13). He established Kevin J. Handly LLC, an independent source of financial regulatory advice and representation, in 2013. 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.
Handly has authored updates to Julie Williams’ Savings Institutions Mergers, Acquisitions & Conversions. He was founding cochair of the Financial Services Section of the Boston Bar Association and a member of the Massachusetts banking law revisions task force. He has appeared in bank-related litigation in Massachusetts and federal courts and has written and lectured extensively on issues of financial services licensing and regulation.
Prior to entering private practice, Handly 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 earned degrees in economics and law from Georgetown University.