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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate/Bank Regulatory/Capital Markets/Mergers andAcquisitions


Keith Noreika, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency during 2017, focuses his practice on 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 mergers and acquisitions; bank activities, capital, and structure, and other related regulatory issues; and litigation, particularly in the area of federal preemption. He has worked extensively with all of the federal bank regulatory agencies.


Joined firm as Partner in 2016; previously a partner at Covington & Burling; Acting Comptroller of the Currency, 2017; Re-joined the firm as Partner in 2018.


Harvard Law School (J.D., 1997); University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School (B.S., 1994); University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1994).

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United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

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Keith Noreika

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Strengthened by the recruitment in April 2018 of Stephen Cutler from JPMorgan Chase, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s integrated transactional and regulatory team is a one-stop-shop for financial institutions engaged in M&A and capital markets matters. Team head Lee Meyerson is regularly at the forefront of the most significant matters handled by the team and recently advised NewStar Financial on its acquisition by First Eagle and the sale of its portfolio of assets of investment assets to GSO Capital Partners. Meyerson also led the firm’s representation of TCF Financial’s $3.5bn merger with Chemical Financial, the largest bank merger-of-equals transaction in over a decade. As well as working alongside Meyerson, Elizabeth Cooper regularly takes the lead on matters, as demonstrated by her recent work for a Blackstone-led consortium on its $20bn partnership agreement with Thomson Reuters for its Financial and Risk Business. Cooper also receives a significant flow of work on behalf of asset management firms acquiring minority interests in private equity sponsors; she recently advised Rockpoint on the sale of a minority interest to Blackstone Strategic Capital Holding. Recently Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Washington DC-based Keith Noreika has significant gravitas in the industry and, as well as providing useful input on financial services M&A, also provides ongoing standalone regulatory assistance to a plethora of clients, including Morgan Stanley and TCF Financial. Named attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise indicated.