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Practice Areas

David L. Portilla is a corporate partner and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and Banking Group. His practice focuses on advising international and domestic banking organizations and other financial institutions on transactional, regulatory, supervisory and governance matters.


Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Portilla was a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) office. He was a member of the initial team that established the FSOC and helped develop its substantive agenda, operating procedures and governance structures. He was the lead staff member responsible for coverage of Dodd-Frank Act implementation and other financial institutions regulatory issues and worked on a number of significant matters, including the interagency rulewriting process for the Volcker Rule, enhanced prudential standards, and developing the FSOC’s policy for the use of “living wills.”

Professional Memberships

He is a member of the Bar of New York, the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association and its Business Law Section and Banking Law Committee, and the New York City Bar (and is a prior member of its Banking Law Committee). He is also Vice-Chair of the Systemically Important Financial Institutions Sub-Committee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee.