Gregory Lyons is a corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and co-chair of the firm’s financial institutions group. Mr. Lyons focuses his practice on serving the needs of financial institutions, as well as private equity and other entities that invest in financial institutions, with a particular emphasis on domestic and crossborder bank regulatory, transactional and examination matters. His practice includes U.S. and foreign bank regulatory, formation, merger, conversion, structuring securities and securities finance work, risk capital and trust matters and corporate and securities law matters. Mr. Lyons has represented banking and other financial institutions before the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state banking and securities regulatory agencies. He has extensive experience counseling clients in the securities, securities finance, insurance and other non-banking financial service sectors with acquiring, leveraging and on-going ownership of banking institutions, as well as advising banking organizations with nontraditional banking activities and assisting clients in the analysis of associated business and regulatory risks.