Dillon Guthrie is an associate in the Financial Services Group of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office.
Dillon’s practice focuses on advising financial technology companies, banks, and other financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters. Dillon has particular experience with digital payments, cryptocurrency, depositary and custodial arrangements, and other matters related to interbank and retail payments systems. Dillon also advises banks and investors in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and capital markets activities.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Dillon was a counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he focused on payments and securities settlement systems, cybersecurity, sanctions, official-sector international financial services, Federal Reserve account applications, and a variety of banking regulations. Earlier, while in private practice, Dillon advised public company and private equity clients on mergers, acquisitions, capital markets, and shareholder activism across several other industries, including energy, telecommunications, and defense. Dillon previously served as an advisor on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he specialized in Europe and NATO policy, and as a foreign policy and national security aide to Senator John Kerry.
Dillon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude. During law school, Dillon served as a submissions editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law. Dillon received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Show More