Randall D. Guynn

Randall Guynn

Randall Guynn is the head of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Financial Institutions Group. He has advised the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the principal trade organization for U.S. banks, securities firms and asset managers, all of the U.S.’s six largest banks and many non-U.S. banks on the Dodd-Frank Act and its regulatory implementation. His practice focuses on providing strategic bank regulatory advice and advising on M&A and capital markets transactions when the target or issuer is a banking organization or other financial institution. He also advises on regulatory enforcement actions and white collar criminal defense, bank failures and recapitalizations, corporate governance and internal controls, cross-border collateral transactions, credit risk management, securities settlement systems and payment systems. Guynn has been considered a thought leader on bank regulatory matters for many years. He has been listed in numerous guides to the world’s leading business lawyers since 1996, most recently Chambers Global 2012, Chambers USA 2012, and the IFLR1000 2012. Guynn has been a guest lecturer on bank regulation at the Harvard and Pennsylvania Law Schools, and frequently speaks on panels at bank regulatory conferences. He was a law clerk to former Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Brigham Young University.