MICHAEL LEWIS is a member of the Banking and Financial Services practice group, which received the 2019 Chambers USA Award for Financial Services Regulation. 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. His experience includes advising on complex investment authority and regulatory structure questions, the Volcker Rule, economic and regulatory relief from the COVID-19 crisis, regulatory capital requirements, enhanced prudential standards, affiliate transactions, U.S. operations of foreign banking organizations, financial holding company status and FinTech investments. 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. Michael was ranked in 2021 by Chambers USA 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.