Daniel E. Newman
  1. Counsel

Mr. Newman is counsel in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. He provides bank regulatory advice, including on the Bank Holding Company Act, financial services reform, corporate governance, regulatory implementation, single point of entry recapitalization and the preparation of living wills. His clients include many of the largest domestic and international SIFIs. Mr. Newman’s practice also includes capital markets transactions for U.S. and non-U.S. banks and other financial institutions, as well as M&A transactions involving financial institutions. Mr. Newman also advises on financial regulatory considerations, including BitLicense, for digital asset and blockchain business. Fluent in Japanese, he started in the Tokyo office in 2008, where he primarily advised Japanese issuers on SEC-registered and exempt capital markets transactions and SEC reporting obligations.

Work Highlights

Bank and Financial Regulatory Advice
  • Ongoing advice related to regulatory implications of the Bank Holding Company Act, including control determinations and permissible expansion of activities
  • Advises several U.S. and non-U.S. G-SIBs on the preparation of their living wills
Securities Offerings
  •  Citizens Financial Group’s $3.4 billion initial public offering and separation from The Royal Bank of Scotland, as well as subsequent secondary offerings
  • Synchrony Financial’s initial public offering and subsequent splitoff from GE
  • Establishment of medium-term notes and commercial paper programs for U.S. banks and U.S. branches of foreign banks
  • $3 billion concurrent global bond offerings by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • $9.2 billion global offering of common stock by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advised Mizuho Financial Group on the formation of Mizuho Americas, its U.S. bank holding company, and related corporate restructuring
  • SEC-registered management integration of Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings and Sumitomo Trust and Banking

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2015-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2008-2015
  • Tokyo office, 2008-2013
  • IDC Japan, 2001-2005

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Sociology, SUNY University at Albany, 1993
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
    • cum laude
    • Global Law Scholar
    • Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review


  • Japanese