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Gabriel D. Rosenberg

Mr. Rosenberg is a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. He advises financial institutions, corporations and industry groups on financial regulatory issues, including the requirements, impact and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. He is a core member of Davis Polk’s team advising several groups of U.S. and foreign banks on a variety of regulatory matters, including groups developing solutions for complex cross-border regulatory regimes and drafting compliance policies and procedures for the Volcker Rule and swap margin requirements.

Mr. Rosenberg’s practice includes creating technology to help market participants understand and comply with their regulatory obligations. These initiatives have included the Davis Polk Regulatory Tracker, Davis Polk Volcker Portal and Dodd-Frank Progress Reports.

In addition to his full-time practice, Mr. Rosenberg is a frequent writer, commentator and lecturer on financial regulatory reform issues.  He is co-editor of OTC Derivatives Regulation Under Dodd-Frank: A Guide to Registration, Reporting, Business Conduct and Clearing, the first comprehensive treatise on the new swap regulatory regime under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He has held academic appointments at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and the Yale School of Management, and will be a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School in Spring 2017.

Work Highlights

Mr. Rosenberg has been actively involved in Dodd-Frank Act analysis and advice, including:

  • Development of the Davis Polk Regulatory Tracker, an online subscription service designed to help market participants, particularly their in-house legal and compliance departments, effectively navigate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulatory phase of financial reform
  • Analysis of Dodd-Frank rulemaking progress through the Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Progress Report
  • Co-author of numerous academic pieces relating to swap trading and the Volcker Rule

  • Frequent speaker at industry conferences

Of Note

  • Co-Editor of OTC Derivatives Regulation Under Dodd-Frank: A Guide to Registration, Reporting, Business Conduct, and Clearing (1st edition, 2014; 2nd edition, 2015; 3rd edition, 2016)

  • Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, Spring 2017
    • Teaching course “Financial Trading and Markets Law”
  • Lecturer in Finance, Yale School of Management, Fall 2014, 2015
    • Taught cross-listed Yale Law School and Yale School of Management Course, “The Regulation of Financial Institutions & Activities after the Financial Crisis”
  • Lecturer, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Spring 2014
    • Co-taught Masters of Financial Engineering course “Ethics and Regulation in Derivatives Markets”
  • Expert, Group of Thirty Report, Enhancing Financial Stability and Resilience: Macroprudential Policy, Tools and Systems for the Future (October 2010)

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2009
  • Partner, 2016-present


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    Bar Admissions

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    • A.B., Economics, Harvard University, 2004
      • magna cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa
    • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2005
      • with distinction
    • J.D., Yale Law School, 2009
      • Managing Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Technology
      • Articles Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
      • Member, Yale Law Journal