William Sweet concentrates in financial institution merger and acquisition, regulatory, and enforcement matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Sweet was a staff attorney with the Federal Reserve Board, where he handled bank holding company regulatory, litigation and enforcement matters.
Mr. Sweet represents U.S., Asian, European and Latin American banking, securities and other financial institutions and their boards of directors on the strategic, policy and regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, negotiated investments, joint ventures, restructuring transactions, bankruptcies and receiverships. He also advises private equity firms and others seeking to invest in regulated financial institutions.
In addition, Mr. Sweet regularly advises financial institutions on compliance and enforcement issues with respect to a broad range of governance, risk management, money laundering compliance, Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions, fair lending, consumer, CRA and other matters, including representation before federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies.
He represents financial institutions before the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the U.S. Department of the Treasury and other financial regulatory agencies on a wide range of rulings, interpretations and approvals.
Mr. Sweet represented clients on various aspects of federal lending, capital and liquidity support programs, including those established pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. In addition, he has advised investors, banks and thrifts on the acquisition of depository institutions and assets from the FDIC. Mr. Sweet also advises clients on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and on strategic transactional and compliance responses to the act.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1978
- B.A., Bucknell University, 1974
Admissions : District of Columbia
- Co-Chair, PLI Banking Law Institute (2009-present)
- Co-Chair, PLI Volcker Law Conference (2014-present)
- Former Vice-Chairman, Banking Committee, American Bar Association
- Former Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee, Banking Committee, American Bar Association
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