John W Banes is a partner in Davis Polk’s financial institutions group, based in New York. He advises banks and other financial institutions on all types of corporate finance transactions and a range of regulatory matters. He is also a partner in the firm’s white collar and criminal defence practice and the internal investigation practice, and advises clients on investigations and compliance matters and related corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure issues.

Mr Banes received his AB, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1984 and in 1991 received his JD in law from Yale Law School. Prior to joining Davis Polk & Wardwell Mr Banes clerked for the Hon J Frederick Motz at the US District Court, Maryland.