Randall D. Guynn

Partner, Head of Financial Institutions Group Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Mr. Guynn is head of Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading bank regulatory and bank M&A lawyers, and a thought leader on financial regulation. He was named the Banking Lawyer of the Year and the most highly regarded banking lawyer in the world in 2014 and 2017 by Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers and one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States by the Financial Times in 2013. The group he heads was named “Financial Regulation Team of the Year” twice (2013 and 2015) by the International Financial Law Review and “Banking Group of the Year” for six straight years (2013 – 2019) by Law360

He routinely advises banks, financial institutions and other companies that provide financial services on their most critical transactions, business opportunities, corporate governance issues, and regulatory, supervisory, and enforcement matters.

This includes advice as to strategic bank M&A and capital markets transactions, board and senior management effectiveness, remediating deficiencies in exam reports or enforcement orders, contentious congressional hearings, business reorganizations and transformations, bank chartering, regulatory approvals, capital and liquidity requirements, recovery and resolution planning, permissible banking activities, payment systems, and stablecoins, cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

His clients include all 8 of the U.S. global systemically important banking groups (GSIBs), many non-U.S. G-SIBs, a substantial number of U.S. regional, mid-size and community banks, and other companies that provide financial services. He also regularly advises the Bank Policy Institute (BPI) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the principal trade organizations for U.S. financial institutions.