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Margaret E. Tahyar


    Ms. Tahyar is a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group and a member of the firm’s FinTech Group. Her practice focuses on providing strategic bank and financial regulatory advice. She advises banks, financial institutions and technology companies engaging in all types of deals and cases in traditional and cutting-edge financial regulatory topics, including corporate governance and supervisory relationships with regulated boards, bank chartering, payment systems, bank powers and activities, recovery and resolution planning, securities disclosure, capital and liquidity and attorney client privilege in the banking sector. She also frequently advises on regulatory reform.

    Chambers Global and Chambers USA both rank Ms. Tahyar in Band 1 for her work in Banking & Finance and Financial Services Regulation, and IFLR1000 recognizes her as a highly regarded lawyer in the Banking and Financial Services sector.

    Ms. Tahyar is a frequent author, lecturer and panelist on a broad range of industry topics. She is an adjunct Lecturer-in-Law on financial regulation at Harvard Law School, and recently co-taught a module on FinTech. Ms. Tahyar is also a co-author of Financial Regulation: Law and Policy, the leading law school textbook on the subject, and a regular contributor to numerous publications, including FinReg, a Davis Polk blog on financial regulation. She is a Vice Chair of the ABA Banking Law Committee, and a frequent speaker at conferences.

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