• Mick Grasmick

    Senior Counsel
    Financial Services and Banking
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4369
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224


    University of Michigan School of Law, J.D.


    University of Nebraska, B.A.

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    Mick Grasmick’s practice focuses on bank supervision, examination and enforcement, mergers and acquisitions, private equity bank investments, non-banking activities, formation of new banks, interstate and other expansion by banks, bank holding companies and other financial institutions, and general banking corporate matters and regulatory and legislative developments.

    He has performed these services for boards of directors, sellers, acquirers, management and owners of banks in California and for foreign banks and foreign investors.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2016.


    "What Many Foreign Banks and Community Banks Have in Common," Bank News, August 23, 2013.

    "Time to Put Your 10-K on a Diet: Banks Could Trim Much Boilerplate in 10-K “Sup & Reg” Sections," ABA Banking Journal's Editor's Report, May 14, 2012.

    "Perils of Financial Holding Company Status", American Banker Viewpoint, September 10, 2010.

    "The Dodd-Frank Act Will Open All States to Interstate De Novo Branching", BankingLaw@Manatt, July 1, 2010.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in California.

    Member, American Bar Association.

    Member, California State Bar Association.

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaker, “Is the Cease and Desist Tsunami Subsiding?” California Bankers Association Tele-Webinar, December 2, 2009.

    Speaker, “Bank Enforcement Actions: Responding to Aggressive Regulatory Scrutiny – Negotiating and Complying With Enforcement Orders, Meeting Disclosure Requirements,” Teleconference, September 22, 2009.

    Mr. Grasmick has given presentations on Bank Powers and Examination and Enforcement Actions, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Application and Change in Control Notices and other Regulatory and Legislative Developments to, among others, director retreats, California Bank Counsel and California Bankers Association programs, International Bankers Association in California, Robert Morris Associates, National Association of Chinese Community Bankers, the Community Bankers of California and Oceana Publications Anti-Money Laundering Conference.