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Paul L. Lee

Paul L. Lee

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, NY, USA

Paul L. Lee is a partner and co-chair of the banking practice at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and a member of the firm's Financial Institutions Group.

Prior to re-joining Debevoise in 2004, he was Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of HSBC USA Inc., where he served as the senior legal officer in the United States advising senior management in the United States and London on legal, regulatory and compliance matters. He was a member of HSBC USA's Senior Management Committee and Risk Management Committee.

From 1977 to 1980 he served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Treasury. He served as Deputy Superintendent and Counsel of the New York State Banking Department from 1980 to 1981, before returning to private practice. In 1994, he joined Republic New York Corporation as General Counsel. (Republic New York was acquired by HSBC in 1999 and became HSBC USA Inc.)

Mr. Lee has been a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia Law School since 2002 and was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1983 to 1986. He speaks frequently on the banking industry and has written extensively on issues relating to banking and international finance. His most recent articles include The Dodd-Frank Act Orderly Liquidation Authority: Part I, 128 The Banking Law Journal 771 (October 2011), & Part II, 128 The Banking Law Journal 867 (November 2011); and Savings and Loan Holding Companies After the Dodd-Frank Act:  An Endangered Species? Part I, 129 The Banking Law Journal 147 (February 2012), & Part II, 129 The Banking Law Journal 195 (March 2012).

Mr. Lee received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1972 where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review. He served as Law Clerk to Judge Walter R. Mansfield, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1973 to 1974.

Paul L. Lee is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Financial Services Regulation - Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook, Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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