Andrew B. Samuel
  1. Associate

Mr. Samuel is an associate in Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group. He advises banks and bank holding companies on a wide range of regulatory matters, including the impact and implementation of financial regulatory reform. He has extensive experience in the development and preparation of resolution plans, also known as living wills, for global-systemically important banks and regional banks in the United States and abroad. He has advised clients on enhanced prudential standards, the Volcker Rule and other areas of the Dodd-Frank Act. His practice includes governance and risk management for financial firms, as well as regulatory advice in the context of M&A and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Samuel has also received acknowledgments for his work on academic publications in the areas of bank regulation, systemic risk and special resolution regimes.

Work Highlights

Mr. Samuel 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

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2013
  • Secondment to Bank of England, Legal Directorate, Financial Stability Division, 2016-2017

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Political Science and South Asian Studies, Yale University, 2009
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2013
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law
    • Head Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law


  • Urdu