CHICAGO, Ill. -- Clark Hill announced today that Ari Derman has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Banking and Financial Services group. He will be based in Clark Hill’s Chicago office and also be a part of the Financial Services Regulatory and Compliance team.

“Ari is tremendously respected in the industry and will be an excellent addition to Clark Hill and our banking practice,” said Joann Needleman, leader of Clark Hill’s Financial Services Regulatory and Compliance team.

Derman’s practice centers on regulatory compliance work for the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry. He also defends clients against enforcements actions while assisting with policy and procedure management and finding corporate advisory strategies solutions.

“After a more than a decade of in-house work, I’m very excited to partner with a firm that has the resources of Clark Hill,” Derman said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to team up with Joann and offer a really specialized brand of corporate advisory work that’s unique to the banking and financial services industry.”

Derman and Needleman have collaborated previously as members of trade groups and committees in the banking and financial services industry. Derman regularly presents at industry trade conferences for ACA International, the National Creditors Bar Association, the Illinois Creditors Bar Association (ILCBA), InsideARM, and others such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

“I’ve known and respected many people who have come through Clark Hill. They’ve had great success in working with several different regulators and have had great results in enforcement actions,” Derman said. “Also, having grown up and gone to school in the Midwest, joining a national firm that has its roots here was very attractive to me.” 

Derman earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.   

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