Gabriel D. Rosenberg
  1. Partner

Mr. Rosenberg is a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group and a member of the firm’s regulatory enforcement and investigations and trading and markets practices. He advises financial institutions, corporations and industry groups on all aspects of financial regulatory issues, ranging from the impact of financial regulatory reform on business strategy to implementation challenges to enforcement and supervision.

Mr. Rosenberg advises on subjects including derivatives regulation, the Volcker Rule, capital and liquidity requirements and resolution planning. His practice also involves the use of technology to help market participants understand and comply with regulatory obligations and the impact of financial regulatory reform.

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 the first comprehensive treatise on the new swap regulatory regime, and has held academic appointments at Yale Law School, the Yale School of Management and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Work Highlights

Mr. Rosenberg’s work has included:

  • Advising the world’s largest financial institutions on regulatory reform issues
  • Representing both established and ad hoc industry groups on issues of key importance, including developing solutions for complex cross-border regulatory regimes and drafting compliance policies and procedures
  • Advising several financial institutions on enforcement actions arising from post-crisis financial regulation
  • Writing numerous comment letters and other forms of advocacy on key issues, including Total Loss Absorbing Capital and Qualified Financial Contract rules
  • Developing 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 changing financial regulation
  • Analyzing Dodd-Frank rulemaking progress through the Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Progress Report
  • Serving as co-author of numerous academic pieces relating to swap trading and the Volcker Rule


  • Chambers USA – Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
  • IFLR1000 – Financial Services Regulatory, United States

Of Note

  • Thought Leader on Financial Regulation, Davis Polk FinReg Blog, read Mr. Rosenberg's posts
  • 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; 4th edition, 2017)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, Spring 2017
    • Taught course “Financial Trading and Markets Regulation”
  • Member, Board of Directors, Yale Journal on Regulation
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate 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

  • Partner, 2016-present
  • Associate, 2009-2016

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • 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 & Technology 
    • Articles Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
    • Member, Yale Law Journal