Keith Noreika Named Acting Comptroller of the Currency

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the OCC announced Keith Noreika will serve as Acting Comptroller of the Currency, after Thomas Curry steps down on May 5, 2017.  Currently a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Mr. Noreika was a partner at Covington & Burling, specializing in banking regulation. He has extensive experience advising banks on operational structuring including compliance with the Volcker Rule and CFPB regulations, and Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering rules. Mr. Noreika has represented national banks before the Supreme Court and has worked extensively with all federal bank regulatory agencies. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law. He received his juris doctor in 1997 from Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned his bachelor of science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.