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William F. Kroener III

Senior Counsel

William F. Kroener III

Senior Counsel
Los Angeles +1-310-712-6600+1-310-712-6600 +1-310-712-8800+1-310-712-8800
Washington, D.C. +1-202-956-7095+1-202-956-7095 +1-202-293-6330+1-202-293-6330
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Bill Kroener is Senior Counsel to the Firm based in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles offices. His practice focuses on the supervision and regulation of 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 2006. He also served on and chaired the Legal Advisory Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and has been a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Supervision Modernization in recent years.

Mr. Kroener has been widely recognized as a leading practitioner in financial services law for many years. He has been listed as a leading lawyer in Banking Law in The Best Lawyers in America (by which he was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2021 for financial services regulation law in Los Angeles), Chambers USA, The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers (in which he was named one of 10 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals”) 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 (2008-12), as Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2012-14), and on the Council of the ABA Business Law Section (2014-18). He is a recipient of the Frank Simpson award for his service to the ABA Banking Law Committee. He has also served on the Financial Institutions Committee of the California State Bar and as part of the Resolutions Project Group at the Hoover Institution.

Mr. Kroener has lectured and written regularly on financial regulatory topics, has taught as an adjunct professor at Stanford, George Washington and American University Law Schools and for many years was on the editorial board of The Business Lawyer. He has also participated as a control team member and judge for the Georgetown Law School National Security Crisis Law Invitational. Mr. Kroener served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review while in law school.

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.