Mr. Guynn is a partner and the head of the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading bank regulatory and bank M&A lawyers, and a thought leader on financial regulatory reform. He was named the Banking Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and 2014 by the International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers and one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States by the Financial Times in 2013. He has been ranked in Chambers USA as a Star Individual in Banking (Compliance) since 2015, and Band 1 in Financial Institution M&A since 2013. His practice focuses on providing strategic bank regulatory advice and advising on M&A and capital markets transactions when the target or issuer is a banking organization or other financial institution. This includes regulatory reform, enforcement actions, white collar criminal defense, bank failures and recapitalizations, corporate governance and internal controls, cross-border collateral transactions, credit risk management, securities settlement systems and payment systems.