Global Banking Regulation Review (GBRR) recognized partner Michael D. Lewis in its 2020 “45 Under 45” list of Rising Stars. The inaugural list profiles the next generation of practitioners in banking regulation from around the world. Michael was one of only nine U.S.-based lawyers to be awarded this recognition. GBRR provides news and insight for professionals concerning the regulation of wholesale banks — giving a global view on developments in this international area. In his GBRR profile, Michael reflected on the evolution of banking regulation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his practice, and how he came to be a bank regulatory lawyer.
Michael is a member of Sidley’s Banking and Financial Services practice group. He represents domestic and international financial institutions and their affiliates in connection with federal and state banking laws. Michael counsels clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance matters, as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, minority investments, and other transactions.