Financial Institutions

Davis Polk has one of the world’s preeminent financial institutions practices. Our Financial Institutions Group (FIG) represents many of the most important U.S. and non-U.S. banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, trading markets and investment managers. We advise them on a wide variety of matters, including financial regulatory, capital markets, M&A, compliance and enforcement, credit risk management and insolvency issues. 

We are at the forefront of advising financial institutions on how the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory implementation process will impact their business. We have been engaged as principal outside counsel for Dodd-Frank Act implementation work by all six of the largest U.S. banking organizations, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), many of the largest foreign banks with operations in the United States and several other financial institutions. We have advised or are advising clients on more than 80 comment letters on some of the most important proposed Dodd-Frank Act regulations. For more on our Dodd-Frank advisory practice, visit our Dodd-Frank Resource Center.

Our thought leadership on financial regulatory reform matters has been widely recognized in news media, including The Wall Street JournalThe American Lawyer and InvestmentNews. Our financial regulatory reform experience was cemented by our prominent role in advising clients, including the U.S. and U.K. governments, during the Financial Crisis of 2008; and the exceptional quality of our legal team that includes former top regulators, former senior in-house counsels to major financial institutions and former Supreme Court law clerks, all of whom combine Washington regulatory experience with the practical insights of transactional lawyers.

Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group continues to maintain the momentum of its leading-edge thought leadership with a series of microsites that serve as hubs of up-to-the-moment information and analysis on various regulatory matters, such as the Volcker Rule, Basel III, and bitcoin/virtual currency regulation.

We invite you to visit our microsites and blog. Please keep in mind that they are not a complete overview or analysis of the matters presented and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Regulation Resources >

This page contains Davis Polk resources relating to regulation of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. We will continue to post relevant materials and resources as they become available. 

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U.s. Basel III >

USBasel3.com is a collection of informational products pertaining to Basel III. This microsite provides:

  • The U.S. Basel III Final Rule Visual Memo
  • The Final Leverage Ratio Visual Memo
  • The Final U.S. Liquidity Coverage Ratio Visual Memo
  • The Standardized Risk Weights Tool
  • A series of U.S. Basel III webcasts
  • The Capital and Prudential Standards Blog

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Volcker Rule Final Regulations: Davis Polk Analysis >

The Davis Polk Portal™ and volckerrule.com are a collection of informational products provided pertaining to the Volcker Rule Final Regulations and Davis Polk’s Analysis of the Final Rule. This microsite provides:

  • A series of background materials on the Volcker Rule
  • An introduction to the Davis Polk Volcker Portal
  • Proprietary trading flowcharts
  • Hedge/PE Fund flowcharts 

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Capital and Prudential Standards Blog >

This blog is created by the lawyers in the bank regulatory practice of Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. Its goal is to provide a central resource for the many ongoing regulatory changes that are reshaping bank capital and prudential requirements in the United States and abroad.