O’Melveny Worldwide

Ted McAniff has been involved in many of the significant aspects of banking law, particularly those involving the intersection of the banking and securities industries, and has regularly been recognized as one of the country’s leading banking lawyers. He has counseled banks and bank holding companies in connection with providing brokerage, mutual fund, and advisory services. Ted has a particular interest in, and has lectured on, the Glass-Steagall Act and is now involved in the evolution of banking under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. As well, he is active in professional groups participating in the current restructuring of U.S. Financial Institution Regulation.

He also has an extensive background in corporate and securities law, in mergers and acquisitions, and in public finance transactions. During a sabbatical year, Ted taught Securities Regulation at Stanford Law School. He has supervised financings for numerous corporations, and for public bodies ranging from the California Veterans Affairs Department to the State of New York.

Ted has acted as underwriter’s counsel for many of the major investment banking concerns. He has acted in a similar capacity for leading commercial banks. In addition, he has participated as lead counsel in financings of all kinds, including venture capital startup offerings, major private placements, off-balance sheet commercial paper programs, major project financings, restructurings and, during his time with a solicitors firm in Australia, multinational natural resource project financings.

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Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • New York University, LL.B., 1961: Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Law Review, 1959 61
  • College of the Holy Cross, A.B.,1956: magna cum laude

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended in Banking by International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine

Professional Activities

Vice Chairman

  • Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association

Editorial Board

  • Banking Law Journal


  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Practising Law Institute
  • American Bankers Association
  • California Bankers Association

Adjunct Professor

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Stanford Law School and UCLA School of Law

Visiting Professor

  • University of Oregon and University of Technology, Sydney