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William J. Sweet, Jr.

William J. Sweet, Jr.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


William J. Sweet, Jr. is head of Skadden’s Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement Group and concentrates in financial institution merger and acquisition, regulatory, and enforcement matters. Before joining the firm, he 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 was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Lawyers” in finance and capital markets by The National Law Journal in 2011. He has been named as a “star individual” in the Financial Services Regulation — Banking Compliance category and ranked in the top tier in the Financial Services Regulation — Financial Institutions M&A area by Chambers USA. Mr. Sweet also has been ranked as a “star individual” for Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory in Chambers Global. According to Chambers USA, “he is considered to be one of the world’s leading banking lawyers and has been instrumental in advising a number of the firm’s leading financial services clients in relation to Dodd-Frank, regulatory compliance and transactions.”

He also has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 U.S. and The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers. Mr. Sweet was named Best Lawyers’ 2015 “Washington, D.C. Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year” and he was included in Washingtonian Magazine’s 2013 “Best Lawyers” list. He writes on banking issues and appears frequently at seminars on financial institution mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and enforcement matters.

William J. Sweet, Jr. is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Banking Law Institute 2016
The Volcker Rule 2017: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets
Banking Law Institute 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP—Foreign Banking Organizations - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP—Major Regulatory Developments in Banking - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Bank Shareholders Step Up Activist Efforts as M&A Activity Picks Up - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP—Capital and Liquidity - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP—Consumer Financial Enforcement - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP—Fintech and the Digital Future - Banking Law Institute 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Materials From Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - The Volcker Rule 2017: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets , Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Materials from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Banking Law Institute 2016, Monday, December 12, 2016, New York, NY
The Volcker Rule 2017: What it Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, New York, NY
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, New York, NY
Banking Law Institute 2018, Friday, November 30, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, New York, NY
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
Banking Law Institute 2018, Friday, November 30, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Columbus, OH
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Cleveland, OH
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Boston, MA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Nashville, TN
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Atlanta, GA
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Columbus, OH
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 08, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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