Sam Riley is senior associate general counsel and senior associate vice president at the Bank Policy Institute.
Sam leads work on Cross Border Banking issues and international and non-US prudential regulation impacting US banks and is responsible for developing analysis and advocacy on various legal and regulatory initiatives in relation to recovery and resolution, shadow banking, sustainable finance as well as payments and digital innovation.
Prior to joining BPI, Sam served in various senior roles at the Bank of England, including most recently as a senior adviser to Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability and CPMI chair. Sam led the development and coordination of international strategy, policy and regulation in a broad range of areas, including financial services, banking, digital payments, and innovation in financial markets. She also previously held senior management roles in other areas, including EU withdrawal and advising the Financial Policy Committee on issues of financial stability. Before joining the Bank of England, Sam was assistant general counsel at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. She chaired ISDA’s Regulatory and Legal Working Group covering the post-2008 G20 reforms developing several industry implementation projects, including the resolution stay protocols. Sam previously practiced at Allen & Overy in London where she advised clients on regulatory and transactional matters related to banking, capital markets, structured finance and derivatives. Most recently, Sam was a partner in Morrison Foerster’s London office, where her practice covered financial services; including financial regulation and fintech.
Sam earned her B.A. in English and a further conversion law degree from the University of Birmingham. Sam is based in London.