Practice Areas  
Banking and Financial Services
Bank regulatory and enforcement
Corporate Applications
De Novo Charters
Charter Conversions
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• General Corporate Law
• Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

• BA, State University of New York at

  Stoney Brook

• JD, George Washington University Law


Admitted to Practice  
• District of Columbia




















  Joseph P. Daly


Luse Gorman, PC
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 780
Washington, D.C. 20015

Phone: 202.274.2034
Fax: 202.362.2902


Joe Daly has over 30 years experience practicing depository institutions law.  His practice involves representing financial services companies before federal and state regulatory agencies, with particular emphasis on the federal and state depository institution regulators.  Mr. Daly advises clients as to to the chartering process, strategic planning, applications and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate reorganizations, charter conversions and other corporate transactions.  He also counsels bank and thrift clients regarding regulatory compliance, supervisory and enforcement matters and day-to-day operational and corporate governance issues.  He has represented clients in appellate litigation involving bank regulatory matters and served as a consultant in litigation involving regulatory issues.

Mr. Daly has written frequently on bank and thrift regulatory issues in legal and industry publications.  He is also co-author of “Banking Law in the United States” (Juris Publishing, 4th edition 2011) which is a banking law treatise.  He is also a contributing author to “Banks and Thrifts:  Government Enforcement and Receivership” (Mathew Bender, 1998).

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Daly was an attorney with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented several organizer groups in chartering and capitalizing de novo state and federally-chartered depository institutions.
  • Represented private equity investors in connection with their acquisition of troubled FDIC insured bank
  • Represented numerous banks and thrifts acquisition transactions
  • Represented a major financial conglomerate in the sale of its federal trust company subsidiary through a purchase and assumption transaction with a newly chartered trust company
  • Represented numerous banks and thrifts in converting to different charters
  • Represented several banks in connection with their bids to acquire failed banks from the FDIC as receiver
  • Served as general counsel to a coalition of banks and thrifts organized to represent their views before Congress and the regulatory agencies.





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