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Mitchell S. Eitel, Esq.

Mitchell S. Eitel, Esq.

Mitchell Eitel is a member of the Firm’s Financial Institutions and Mergers and Acquisitions Groups. His practice focuses on financial services mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, private equity investments and bank regulatory matters. Mr. Eitel’s recent work has included representations of: ABN AMRO in the sale of its Americas private banking business AmSouth Bancorp in its merger with Regions Financial and in the sale of its credit card and mutual fund businesses Bank of Montreal, as parent to Harris N.A., in the FDIC-facilitated acquisition of Amcore Bank by Harris The Bank of New York in the swap of its retail banking business and JPMorgan Chase’s corporate trust business and in the merger with Mellon Barclays in the acquisition of Lehman’s brokerage business Barclays in the sale of its Americas private banking business Barclays in the sale of HomEq Servicing to Ocwen Financial Group The Board of Directors of The Bear Stearns Companies in its sale to JPMorgan Chase Chapdelaine in the sale of a controlling interest in Chapdelaine to an affiliate of Primus Financial China Investment Company in its investment in Morgan Stanley Citigroup in connection with the sale of $12.5 billion in preferred shares to a group of sovereign and other investors Citigroup in its sale of $7.5 billion in Equity Units to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority D.E. Shaw in the sale of a stake to Lehman Brothers Fifth Third Bancorp in the partial sale of Fifth Third Processing Solutions to Advent International First Niagara Financial Group in its combination with NewAlliance BancShares First Southern Bancorp in its supercapitalization J.C. Flowers & Co. in the proposed acquisition of Sallie Mae, in the acquisition of Fox-Pitt, Kelton and in the subsequent sale of Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller to the Macquarie Group J.C. Flowers & Co. in its investment in IndyMac Bank JPMorgan Chase in its acquisition of Washington Mutual Bank; the related $11 billion public financing; and the subsequent bankruptcy proceedings for WaMu’s holding company JPMorgan Chase in connection with the U.S. government’s TARP investment KeyCorp in its acquisition of American Express Business Finance and Austin Capital Management and the sale of McDonald Investments KeyCorp in connection with the U.S. government’s TARP investments Matlin Patterson Global Advisors in the control acquisition of Flagstar Bancorp Merrill Lynch in connection with the investment of $6.6 billion by Kuwait Investment Authority (Kuwait), Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (Japan) and Korean Investment Corp. (Korea), among others, and, separately, in its sale of $6.2 billion in Common Stock to Temasek Capital and Davis Selected Advisers Merrill Lynch & Co. in its transaction with BlackRock Inc. and in its acquisition of First Republic Bank and its investment in Nuveen Merrill Lynch & Co. in its sale of $6.2 billion in Common Stock to Temasek Capital and Davis Selected Advisers Regions Financial in the sale of its mutual fund business SunTrust in its acquisition of Seix Investment Advisors and in the restructuring and sale of Lighthouse Partners U.S. Bancorp in its acquisitions of Downey Savings and Pomona Savings U.S. Bancorp in its FDIC-facilitated acquisition of FBOP Corporation and the subsequent sale of its branches in Texas to Prosperity Bank in an FDIC-facilitated transaction Wachovia Corporation in its acquisition of GE Money’s Auto Warranty business, in the sales of its corporate trust and HomeEq operations and in its merger with Wells Fargo Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of a 15% interest in Webster Financial Corporation and a 20.5% interest in Sterling Financial Mr. Eitel is a frequent speaker and panelist, particularly in the areas of financial services M&A and private equity transactions. He is co-chair of an annual Practising Law Institute conference on Financial Services. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Association as well as general counsel and trustee of the Archeological Institute of America.