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), Chambers USA, 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,” and among Southern California's "Top Rated Lawyers."
Mr. Kroener has served on the banking law committees of the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and other bar associations, served as Co-Chair of 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, on the Financial Instutions Committee of the California State Bar and as a part of the Resolutions Project Group at the Hoover Institute.
Mr. Kroener speaks and writes regularly on financial regulatory topics, has taught as an adjunct professor at Stanford, George Washington and American University Law Schools and serves on the editorial board of The Business Lawyer. 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).
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.