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Reuben Grinberg

Mr. Grinberg is an associate in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions and industry groups on a wide range of bank regulatory matters, including Dodd-Frank Act regulatory implementation, the preparation of living wills, enhanced prudential standards and intermediate holding company issues, Basel III capital and liquidity issues, and financial institution capital markets and M&A transactions.

In addition, Mr. Grinberg provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide array of both established and emerging participants in the FinTech space, including the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies and blockchain. He wrote the first widely read and cited academic paper on bitcoin, and is often cited in the media as an expert on digital currencies.

Before joining Davis Polk, Mr. Grinberg programmed trading server software for Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.S., Computer Science, Yale College, 2005
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2011
    • Executive Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2011


    • 450 Lexington Avenue
      New York, NY
      P: +1 212 450 4967
      F: +1 212 701 5967

    Practice Focus


    • Russian