Michael D. Lewis

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3055

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  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Bank Regulatory
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3055
Fax: 202 263 5255
University Emory University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 2007
Admitted2008, New York. (Not admitted in District of Columbia)

Michael Lewis is a Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement associate in Mayer Brown's Washington office. His practice focuses primarily on advising domestic and non-US banks and other financial services firms on a variety of regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and transactional matters. Michael has experience advising on legislative and regulatory developments, investment authority questions, affiliate transactions, payment systems, financial holding company status, regulatory reporting requirements, and branching issues. A significant portion of his practice is currently devoted to advising clients on the interpretation of, and compliance with, key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, particularly the Volcker Rule and enhanced prudential standards.

Michael also has experience representing both public and private financial institutions on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, stock and asset sales, and minority investments. He has drafted and negotiated transaction agreements and prepared the corresponding applications for regulatory approval at both the state and federal levels.

Finally, Michael also has experience advising domestic and non-US financial services firms with internal investigations and enforcement matters. Michael has represented clients in connection with settlements with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various state regulators and self-regulatory organizations.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Michael held a position at a prominent New York firm.


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Federal Reserve Board Issues Volcker Rule Conformance Period Extension
Scott A. Anenberg,Michael D. Lewis,Jerome J. Roche,David R. Sahr,Donald S. Waack, February 26, 2015
On December 18, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) announced that it is extending the Volcker Rule conformance period for certain fund investments and relationships from July 21, 2015, until July 21, 2016, and that it intends next year to grant a further extension of the...
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Michael D. Lewis

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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