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Expert resume of Rebecca Simmons

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Rebecca Simmons is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP'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 financial technology businesses and systems, including the use of blockchain to conduct financial services; in the structuring and development of financial products, novel securities and structured transactions; in insolvency related matters and resolution planning, including living wills; and in regulated transactions such as the development of new lines of business and corporate acquisitions. Her practice areas include U.S. banking and commodities laws and regulation, payments, technology and outsourcing matters, bankruptcy and insolvency issues relating to complex transactions, corporate restructuring, derivatives structuring and regulation, U.S. securities laws and capital markets transactions. In addition to her transactional and advisory practice, she regularly represents industry groups in analyzing and responding to regulatory proposals affecting the banking, commodities, securities and payments industries, as well as providing netting opinions relating to cleared derivatives and other financial products. 

Ms. Simmons is the former chair of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and of the Committee on Futures Regulation of the New York State Bar Association. She has served as a member of the Committee on Futures Regulation and the Committee on Banking Law of the New York City Bar Association. In addition, she is a member of the board of the New York chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce; Columbia Law School’s board of visitors; and the Maryland Advisory Council of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and has participated as a faculty member at the Practising Law Institute. 

Ms. Simmons is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.).