Bill Mayer is a partner at Goodwin Procter's Business Law Department and a member of its Financial Services Group. Mr. Mayer serves as corporate and regulatory general counsel for a number of publicly held financial institutions and financial institution holding companies, as well as a number of community banking organizations. In that role, he advises banking organizations and their boards of directors on a range of corporate, regulatory, governance and transactional matters.Mr. Mayer handles a wide variety of transactions for the firms banking and financial services clients including mergers, acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, stock conversions, bank and holding company formations, and other reorganizations of financial institutions and holding companies. He also regularly advises foreign and U.S. clients on bank regulatory matters involving state and federal law, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Mayer has also served as legal advisor to Bulgarias Central Bank on issues relating to banking sector restructuring and legal reform as well as to Jordans Central Bank on electronic commerce legislation. He has also participated in a series of meetings sponsored by the International Monetary Fund and regional regulatory authorities in the Middle East and the Caribbean to advise central bank regulators on the legal and regulatory framework for supervising complex financial organizations.Mr. Mayer is a member of the banking law committees of the Boston and American Bar Associations, and frequently lectures on banking and financial service topics to other legal and banking groups.
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