"No observer of these developments is better qualified to explicate the present state of the law of bank securities activities than my colleague, Melanie Fein. Both as a former regulator and as a private practitioner, Ms. Fein has labored at the intersection of the banking and securities businesses, and has participated significantly in the development of the law. Her treatise, which presents a comprehensive description and penetrating analysis of the full range of current bank securities activities, should become required reading for bankers and bank lawyers."
John D. Hawke, Jr. Comptroller of the Currency, 1998-2004 Former Chairman, Arnold & Porter
FEDERAL BANK HOLDING COMPANY LAW:
"There are numerous reasons why this volume is a necessary addition to the practitioner's banking law library. Most obviously, the practice of bank holding company law has never been more relevant or challenging than today. The bank holding company has achieved distinction as the dominant vehicle for the delivery of banking and financial services in the United States. . . . The bank holding company and the law that governs it remain essential to understanding the operation of the U.S. banking and financial system. In addition, the bank holding company legal practitioner has never needed updating more than today.
. . . . In sum, the latest edition of Federal Bank Holding Company Law demands recognition as the leading reference in its field for many reasons. It is thorough, well-organized, up-to-date, and well written. Moreover, the unquestionably high value of the book flows from the intangible qualities associated with its authors, both past and present. The professionalism, experience, and character of Melanie Fein and her predecessor, Pauline Heller, are the factors that make this work so exceptional."
Richard M. Whiting Executive Director and General Counsel Financial Services Roundtable