Partner since 2000. Rebecca Simmons is a partner in the Firm’s Financial Services and Capital Markets Groups, head of its payments practice and co-head of its FinTech practice. She represents clients in the development of payments, settlement, clearing and other FinTech businesses and systems; in regulated transactions such as the development of new lines of business and corporate acquisitions; in the structuring and development of financial products, novel securities and structured transactions; and in insolvency related matters and resolution planning, including living wills. Her practice areas include U.S. banking and commodities laws and regulation, payments, technology and outsourcing matters, derivatives structuring and regulation, U.S. securities laws, capital markets transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency issues relating to complex transactions, and corporate restructuring. Ms. Simmons leads S&C’s payments practice and resolution planning practice. Her insolvency-related practice addresses insolvency and bankruptcy matters inherent in structuring transactions and business relationships, the restructuring and resolution of failed financial institutions, and resolution planning in response to U.S. and other regulatory requirements.
ABA; ABI; FIA; INSOL International; NYCBA; NYSBA (Former Chair, Business Law Section and Committee on Futures Regulation).
Columbia Law School (JD, 1991); Harvard University (AB, 1984).