Keith A. Noreika served as the Acting Comptroller of the Currency from May to November 2017.
The Comptroller of the Currency is the administrator of the federal banking system and chief officer of the OCC.
Before becoming Acting Comptroller, Mr. Noreika served as a partner at the Simpson Thacher & Bartlett law firm and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice, where he focused on banking regulation and related litigation. He advised a wide range of domestic and international financial institutions on regulatory issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, minority investments, capital issuances, structuring and compliance activities, and litigation matters, particularly in the area of federal preemption.
Mr. Noreika’s experience includes advising regional, multinational, and other banks on the structuring of their operations, including complying with the Volcker rule, CFPB regulations, and BSA/AML rules. He has represented national banks before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts. He previously served as partner at Covington & Burling.
Mr. Noreika has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law. He earned his bachelor of science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Mr. Noreika left the OCC on November 28, 2017, following the swearing-in of Comptroller Otting.