Randall D. Guynn is a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell and has been head of its Financial Institutions Group since 1994. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading bank regulatory and bank M&A lawyers, and a thought leader on financial regulatory reform. He was named Banking Lawyer of the Year and the Most Highly Regarded Banking Lawyer in the World in 2014 and again in 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. He is currently ranked as a Star Individual in Banking (Compliance) and Band 1 in Financial Institution M&A Chambers USA 2018. He was also named a Banking Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders for 2017 and 2018. The group he heads was named the "Financial Regulation Team of the Year" for two years in a row (2014, 2015) by the International Financial Law Review.
Mr. Guynn has advised the Bank Policy Institute (formerly The Clearing House Association) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the principal trade organizations for U.S. banks, all eight of the largest U.S. banks, many of the most important foreign banks and a number of U.S. regional, mid-size,community and fintech banks. He played a key role in developing the single point-of-entry resolution strategy, which has been widely accepted as the most credible solution to the too-big-to-fail problem. In addition to regulatory reform, 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.