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Will is a counsel in the Washington DC office of the firm's global Financial Institutions Advisory practice group. His practice focuses on providing bank regulatory and regulatory reform advice on a variety of financial regulatory matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Will served as a Special Counsel in the Legal Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and advised the Board and its senior staff on a wide range of legislative, regulatory, supervisory and other matters. He played a significant role in the Board’s efforts to improve the resolvability of large banking organizations, including in the development of guidance and other feedback to many of the largest banking organizations as well as related rulemakings regarding stays on qualified financial contracts, total loss absorbing capacity, and "clean holding company" requirements.
Will has extensive experience advising the Board and its senior staff on a broad range of legal and policy matters regarding the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and administrative law. He was the lead attorney on complex rulemakings and interpretive matters regarding control, permissible activities, insider lending, and other provisions of the acts.
Will's expertise also extends to legal issues regarding the supervision of large, mid-size and community banking organizations. He was of member of the Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee (LISCC) steering committee that assesses governance and controls and was a key part of the interagency effort to clarify the appropriate role of supervisory guidance.
Will began his legal career as an associate in the financial services group of another law firm. He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and an LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law.
ISDA Symposium Understanding the New U.S. Stay Regulations and 2018 ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol, 2018, New York
Authorized Activities for Banks and FHCs – An Era of Expansion or Contraction, 2017 American Bar Association Banking Law Committee Meeting, Washington DC