Kilpatrick Stockton’s Financial Institutions Team Adds Prominent Partners

WASHINGTON, DC (February 16) – – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today that Paul S. Pilecki and Michael A. Mancusi have joined Kilpatrick Stockton’s leading Financial Institutions Team. Mr. Pilecki and Mr. Mancusi, who will be resident in the Washington, DC office, are joining from Winston & Strawn.

“We are thrilled to have attorneys of Paul and Michael’s caliber join our nationally-recognized practice serving the financial services industry,” stated Paul Aguggia, Chair of Kilpatrick Stockton’s Financial Institutions Team and Member of the Executive Committee. “Their combined practice, which provides deep bank regulatory expertise for both top foreign and domestic banks, is a perfect complement to our existing practice and will provide clients with another outstanding resource. Their expertise will help keep Kilpatrick Stockton on the cutting edge of this constantly changing area of law.”

“Michael and I are excited to join one of the leading practices in bank M&A and capital transactions,” stated Mr. Pilecki. “The Kilpatrick Stockton Financial Institutions Team is well-positioned for what should be an active period in corporate transactions in the banking industry.”

Paul S. Pilecki concentrates his practice in the representation of foreign and domestic banking organizations on regulatory and corporate matters, and has extensive experience in helping banking organizations plan new activities and corporate structures for their U.S. activities.

Mr. Pilecki’s experience includes matters under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the International Banking Act, and other federal and state banking and securities laws. He also represents financial institutions on supervisory and enforcement matters, including conducting internal investigations, fashioning remedial programs, and advising on compliance with formal enforcement actions and supervisory agreements. Mr. Pilecki advises diverse clients on compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and implementing anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing measures. He has served as an expert witness on bank regulatory issues, including matters under the Bank Holding Company Act, the Edge Act, and the Bank Merger Act. Mr. Pilecki began his professional career as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and was a member of the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington.

He currently chairs the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association’s Banking Committee and is an active member of the International Banking Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee. Mr. Pilecki is a contributing author to the multi-volume treatise Banking Law and is a frequent speaker on bank regulatory issues. He was named a Client Service All-Star for the second time in 2010 and is included in Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers.

Michael A. Mancusi represents foreign and domestic banking organizations in regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters, and has substantial experience representing clients in government and corporate internal investigations.

Mr. Mancusi counsels diverse clients on corporate issues that relate to banking organizations and structures, including corporate governance, national banking associations, operating subsidiaries, and holding companies under the National Bank Act, the Federal Reserve Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and the Bank Merger Act. He also has experience with issues related to interstate branching and main office relocations as well as merger-related activities, including bank/thrift combinations, antitrust issues, and affiliate transactions.

In addition, Mr. Mancusi’s experience includes matters related to preparing for, and responding to, examination issues, and compliance with anti-money laundering and foreign assets control requirements. His internal investigations experience involves the Bank Secrecy Act as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act, Office of Foreign Assets Control compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, accounting improprieties and misleading financial disclosures, compliance strategy, and civil antitrust issues. Mr. Mancusi has served as an attorney for the Comptroller of the Currency, where he handled federal banking law enforcement actions such as civil money penalties, suspensions and removals, and temporary cease and desist orders.
He currently serves as Chair of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee’s Enforcement, Director Liability, and Problem Banks Subcommittee. Mr. Mancusi also serves as a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Banking Committee Executive Council. He served as the Chair of the District of Columbia Bar Financial Institution Committee.

About Kilpatrick Stockton
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