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Andrew B Samuel

Strategic finreg advice. Extensive experience in regulatory reform and CARES Act pandemic programs. Looking ahead to digital currencies and fintech innovation.

Andrew’s practice focuses on strategic financial regulatory advice. He counsels financial firms on a wide range of finreg matters, from enterprise initiatives driven by regulation and supervision to the impact of changes in the regulatory landscape.

He has extensive experience in the development and preparation of resolution plans, also known as living wills, and has advised clients on enhanced prudential standards, the Volcker Rule and other areas of regulatory reform. His practice also covers corporate governance and risk management, as well as regulatory advice on transactions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew was deeply involved in advising clients on the CARES Act, the Main Street Lending Program and the Paycheck Protection Program. He is the Content Director of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee. He has also received acknowledgments for his work on academic publications in the areas of bank regulation, systemic risk and resolution regimes.


Experience highlights

Andrew has been actively involved in providing advice to:

  • A wide range of U.S. and non-U.S. banks on their resolution plans
  • Banks in connection with regulatory enforcement actions
  • GE Capital on its successful application to have the FSOC rescind its designation as a non-bank systemically important financial institution
  • Financial firms on the Volcker Rule, including its proprietary trading and covered funds provisions
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J.D., Columbia Law School
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law
  • Head Notes Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
B.A., Political Science and South Asian Studies, Yale University
  • cum laude
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2020-present
  • Associate, 2013-2020
  • Secondment to Bank of England, Legal Directorate, Financial Stability Division, 2016-2017
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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