Our Financial Regulatory Advice & Response group advises some of the largest financial institutions on Recovery and Resolution Planning (“RRP”). Our experience includes the preparation and review of governance playbooks and related training as well as advising on bankruptcy playbooks and related draft filings, potential creditor challenges, qualified financial contracts (“QFCs”), changes to enterprise structure and the effects on RRP, and testing.
Like many aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations, RRP has evolved over the years and remains an area of significant regulatory focus. Ensuring ongoing compliance requires counsel with knowledge and experience with RRP through its various iterations, an understanding of the current regulatory priorities, and an ability to tailor guidance to the unique needs and operations of individual institutions.
We approach our work with a combined commitment to meet regulatory expectations and to customize the approach to the realities of each of our clients. For example, we understand that for playbooks to be effective in a crisis, they must succinctly convey relevant aspects of each institution’s approach, situate decision-making within that framework, and recognize the complex, global regulatory environment in which RRP is intended to be implemented. Our success for our clients includes our ability to work with multiple constituencies internally and externally bringing together different stakeholders, and effectively conveying these requirements to our clients’ senior leaders.