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Alison M. Hashmall


Financial services | Financial services regulation | Fintech | Regulatory and compliance advisory |

'Alison provides practical and informed advice on often-complex issues. Her attention to detail and actionable guidance is invaluable.' 'She understands our business and provides excellent legal advice and guidance.'

Chambers USA 2024

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About Alison M. Hashmall

Alison is a financial services regulatory lawyer advising domestic and non-US banking organizations, financial sponsors, private equity funds and other financial institutions on a wide range of bank regulatory, policy and transactional matters.

As a routine part of her practice, Alison provides advice on:

  • the Bank Holding Company Act, including the Volcker Rule, particularly in connection with fund formations and investments;
  • topics related to recovery and resolution planning, such as total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC), single-point of entry resolution strategies, the FDIC receivership process and the preparation of living wills;
  • developments in the ESG and climate space; and
  • M&A, fintech investments and capital raising activities, new activities and products, and related regulatory applications and approvals from both US federal and state bank regulatory agencies.

Alison frequently represents various trade organizations in the financial services industry on advocacy efforts related to regulatory and legislative proposals. She also assists clients in the policymaking process before federal regulators.

An active thought leader on emerging issues in the bank regulatory space, Alison’s insights have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Politico and the American Banker. In addition, she has authored articles on a wide range of bank regulatory topics, including in Law360, Lexology: Getting the Deal Through, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg Law.

Alison is recognized for Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) in Chambers USA.

Recent work

  • Representing trade association in preparation of comment letters on long-term debt and GSIB surcharge proposals.
  • Advising several foreign and domestic banks on bank regulatory and Volcker Rule issues in connection with private fund formation.
  • Assisting multiple financial institutions in the preparation of resolution plans, including IDI and 165(d) resolution plans.
  • Representing several trade associations in the preparation of comment letters relating to climate-related regulatory proposals.
  • Advising banking organizations on investments in venture capital funds.



  • New York University School of Law
    • J.D. magna cum laude, 2010 (Order of the Coif; Notes Editor, New York University Law Review; Pomeroy Scholar; Butler Scholar)
  • University of Cambridge
    • M.Phil, Development Studies, with distinction, 2007
  • Princeton University
    • A.B., Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, cum laude, 2006
    • Certificate in Finance, 2006


  • Vice Chair, Systemically Important Financial Institutions Subcommittee for the American Bar Association (ABA) Banking Law Committee
  • Served as law clerk to the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2010 to 2011.

Bar admissions

  • New York