Margaret E. Tahyar

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2017

Biography

Ms. Tahyar is a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group. Her practice focuses on providing strategic bank regulatory and financial regulatory reform advice and advising on bank M&A and recapitalizations and capital markets transactions where the target or issuer is a financial institution. She also advises on corporate governance and securities settlement systems and payment systems. Ms. Tahyar also frequently works on enforcement matters before financial regulatory agencies and is a member of the FinTech Practice Group.

Her clients on the Dodd-Frank Act and its regulatory implementation have included all of the United States’ six largest banks, many non-U.S. banks and SIFMA. Ms. Tahyar has worked on almost two dozen living wills for clients ranging from the largest and most complex organizations to smaller regional banks. She is currently advising a wide range of banking organizations on the Volcker Rule.

From 1997 to 2009, Ms. Tahyar worked in the Davis Polk Paris and London offices and frequently advises on the international aspects of transactions and regulatory reform.

Ms. Tahyar has been listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and the IFLR 1000, among others. She is a co-author of the forthcoming Financial Regulation: Law and Policy (Foundation Press, 2016) with Michael S. Barr of the University of Michigan Law School and Howell E. Jackson of Harvard Law School.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, and was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert H. Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. and the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court.

Michael S. Barr, Howell E. Jackson & Margaret E. Tahyar, Finance Today, in Financial Regulation: Law and Policy ch. 1.1 (Found. Press, May 2016).
Categories:
Banking & Finance
Sub-Categories:
Finance
Type: Article
Abstract
Financial Regulation: Law and Policy is a new textbook that aims to teach students about today's financial sector with a modular, accessible, balanced, practical, and ready-to-use approach. Our goal is to give students the tools to understand how American history and political economy have shaped the regulatory perimeter, how different policy choices have been made at different times across different parts of the financial sector, and how these choices matter a great deal in shaping not only financial stability, but also how the financial sector supports the economy and society. The textbook includes chapters on Insured Depository Institutions, Insurance, Securities Firms and Capital Markets, Consumer Protection and the CFPB, Financial Conglomerates, Payment Systems, Corporate Governance, Lender of Last Resort and Resolution, Mutual Funds and Other Investment Vehicles, Derivatives and Rate Markets, and Shadow Banking. The textbook comes with a teacher's manual that explores key themes, suggests a range of teaching approaches, answers questions posed in the textbook, and includes class slides for each chapter. This download contains the summary table of contents and Chapter 1.1: Finance Today.
Margaret E. Tahyar, Jaap Willeumier, Eric J. Pan, Howell E. Jackson & Eilis Ferran, Final Report of the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Task Force on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of the International Bar Association (July 1, 2008).
Categories:
Banking & Finance
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International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Banking
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Finance
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Financial Markets & Institutions
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Financial Reform
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Comparative Law
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Foreign Law
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European Law
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Global Lawyering
Type: Article
Abstract
The International Bar Association's Securities Law Subcommittee of the Task Force on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, comprised of a panel of academics, practitioners, senior in-house counsel at financial institutions and former regulators, has produced this report examining the need for reform of the regulation of the global securities markets. The report reviews approaches to addressing problems such as mutual recognition, regulatory convergence and disparities in enforcement intensity and makes a series of recommendations. The Subcommittee urges reform of domestic regulatory systems with a view towards its international impact and argues that such reform should be an urgent priority for legislative and regulatory bodies in major financial centers. (Full list of Subcommittee members located in the text of the report.)

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