Bill Kroener is counsel to the Firm and based in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles offices. His practice focuses on the supervision and regulation of banks and other regulated financial institutions and their advisers, and encompasses domestic and international activities, acquisitions, financings and other transactions.
Mr. Kroener served as general counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 1995 to early 2006. He also served on and chaired the Legal Advisory Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
Mr. Kroener is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in financial services law. He is listed as a leading lawyer in Banking Law in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White), The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers (in which he was named one of 10 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in 2011) and is listed as a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” and “Best Lawyer.” LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Mr. Kroener as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer.
Mr. Kroener speaks and writes regularly on financial regulatory topics and has taught as an adjunct professor at Stanford, George Washington and American University Law Schools. His most recent publication is “Comment on Orderly Liquidation under Title II of Dodd-Frank and Chapter 14” in the book Bankruptcy Not Bailout: A Special Chapter 14 (K. Scott, J. Taylor, eds.; Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University). He has also been active in the American, City of New York, New York State and Federal Bar Associations and the American Law Institute. He co-chaired the American Bar Association Presidential Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform (2008-2012) and currently serves as Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, as an advisory member of the Financial Institutions Committee of the California Bar and as a member of the Regulatory Appeals Committee of the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
Mr. Kroener has served on the Stanford Law School’s board of visitors and as national chair of the Stanford Law Fund. He also has served on the governing board of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. and on the Finance Committee of the Washington National Cathedral.