MICHAEL LEWIS represents domestic and international financial institutions, their investors, and their counterparties in connection with federal and state banking laws. Michael counsels clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance and licensing matters as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, minority investments and other transactions. His experience includes advising on complex investment authority and regulatory structure questions, development of new financial products and services, bank resolution and receivership issues, Fintech investments, the Volcker Rule, prudential regulation of banking organizations, affiliate transactions, U.S. operations of foreign banking organizations, and financial holding company status. He regularly interacts with the staffs of federal and state bank regulatory agencies and frequently prepares and files applications and other submissions to those agencies. Chambers USA notes that clients have described Michael as “very up to speed on industry and regulatory developments, a walking encyclopedia of bank regulatory matters…” and that Michael “consistently delivers great substantive work product and also brings recommendations for concrete, actionable next steps.” Michael has been ranked by Chambers USA (2021–2023) in its nationwide ranking of lawyers practicing in Financial Services Regulation: Banking Compliance. In 2020, Michael was recognized by the Global Banking Regulation Review as one of 45 Rising Stars of Banking Regulation under age 45 globally, one of only nine U.S. lawyers to be awarded this recognition. He has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by IFLR 1000 for Banking and Financial Services Regulation.