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Hilary Sunghee Seo Joins Allen & Overy’s Financial Services Regulatory practice as Senior Counsel

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Hilary Sunghee Seo

Senior Counsel

New York

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08 February 2019

Allen & Overy today announced Hilary Sunghee Seo has joined the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory practice as Senior Counsel, based in New York. Previously, Ms. Seo served as Counsel in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. 

Ms. Seo brings significant expertise advising both domestic and international broker-dealers, banks, swap dealers and corporations in assessing the impact of financial regulations on their business activities and strategies. On behalf of her clients, she has advocated and obtained regulatory guidance and relief from the SEC, FINRA, CFTC and NFA. She has also guided digital asset and blockchain businesses on regulatory issues and compliance considerations.

 “Hilary’s deep knowledge and industry experience will strengthen our U.S. and global financial services regulatory teams,” said Barbara Stettner, Head of Allen & Overy’s U.S. Financial Services Regulatory practice. “She brings a client-focused, solutions-oriented approach to the increasingly complex world of financial services regulation, and we’re pleased to be adding her expertise to our growing team.”

“I am excited to be joining the A&O team where I see a strong commitment to understanding their clients’ businesses to ensure they can provide the best counsel,” said Seo. “I look forward to using my background to guide financial services companies to even greater success.”

Seo earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law.

For further information in the U.S., please contact Kathleen Bentley at  pro-a& or in the UK, Susanna Robinson at

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