Keith Noreika is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC with a specialization in banking regulation and related litigation. His practice includes the regulatory and business issues affecting the operations of domestic and foreign depository institution and other financial institutions, including bank and bank holding company acquisitions and mergers; bank activities, capital, and structure, and other bank regulatory matters; and litigation, particularly in the area of federal preemption. He has worked extensively with all of the federal bank regulatory agencies.
Represented, in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts, several large national banks in their federal preemption challenges to states’ assertions of regulatory and supervisory authority over the activities of national banks’ operating subsidiaries.
Represented several multinational banks in implementing compliance with provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the Volcker Rule (with a special focus on requirements applicable to foreign bank and foreign bank affiliate activities); National Bank Act preemption provisions; amendments to the Bank Holding Company Act; and the establishment of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB).
Represented several non-US banks in the structuring and restructuring of their US operations including related mergers and acquisitions and US regulatory applications associated with these corporate transactions.
Represented several private equity funds in advising with respect to investments in banks and bank holding companies, including related US regulatory applications associated with these investments.
HONORS AND RANKINGS
Washington DC Super Lawyers, Banking (2013)
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Adjunct Faculty
University of Virginia School of Law, Adjunct Faculty
Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court