Helen Y. Lee Esq.

Paul Hastings LLP
Helen Lee

Helen Lee is a counsel in the Financial Institutions Advisory Practice Group of White & Case LLP based in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office. She advises U.S. as well as non-U.S. banking organizations and other financial service providers on regulatory and transactional matters arising under the U.S. banking laws.

Ms. Lee’s practice involves advising clients on all regulatory aspects of banking operations—from assisting with the establishment of bank offices and addressing chartering or licensing issues, to advising on permissible activities and structure considerations, as well as addressing enforcement and other supervisory matters.

In addition to advising on emerging issues that include cybersecurity and regulatory risks arising from the development of innovative uses of financial technology (fintech), Ms. Lee regularly advises on transactional issues arising under the Dodd-Frank Act, Bank Holding Company Act, International Banking Act, National Bank Act, Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and various other federal and state banking laws.

Ms. Lee is an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.  She teaches a class on banking law that covers the topic of bank regulation and aims to provide students with substantive knowledge of banking law as well as practical know-how regarding the day-to-day activities and responsibilities of, as well as challenges faced by, legal advisors to banking institutions.

Ms. Lee received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.

She is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Banking Practice Portfolio Series No. 434, Living Wills and No. 437, Federal Reserve Regulation of Foreign Banks.