Meghan E. King
  1. Associate

Ms. King is an associate in Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group and the trading and markets practice. She advises major international banks, financial institutions, corporations and industry groups on the requirements, impact and implementation of financial regulation, including reforms. In this area, she focuses on the regulatory treatment, trading and clearing of derivatives under Title VII and the Volcker Rule proprietary trading restrictions. Ms. King 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.  


Work Highlights

Ms. King has been actively involved in financial regulatory reform analysis and advice, including:

  • Frequent advice to clients on the impact and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act’s Title VII requirements pertaining to swaps
  • Advice and assistance to several non-U.S. financial institutions in registering as swap dealers with the CFTC and in developing swap dealer policies and procedures
  • Advice and assistance regarding the CFTC and SEC Title VII regulatory framework, including the development and implementation of compliance plans and annual regulatory compliance reporting and the extraterritorial application of CFTC and SEC regulations to cross-border derivatives transactions
  • Frequent advice to clients on the impact and implementation of the Volcker Rule’s proprietary trading provisions

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2015
  • Allen & Overy LLP, 2012-2015

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Northwestern University, 2007
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
    • Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review