Keith A. Noreika will serve as acting comptroller of the currency, filling in for departing Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry, who will be leaving the position on May 5.
“Serving as comptroller of the currency has been the highlight of my career,” Curry says in a release. “The comptroller is a special job, and I am proud to have served with 4,000 men and women who showed such deep dedication to the agency’s mission of ensuring the safety and soundness of the federal banking system and the fair treatment of its customers.”
Curry, who completed his five-year term on April 9, plans to return home to Boston, according to the release.
Noreika is currently a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and was a partner at Covington & Burling, specializing in banking regulation. He has extensive experience advising regional, multinational and other banks on structuring their operations, including compliance with the Volcker Rule and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations, as well as the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering rules.
Noreika has represented national banks before the Supreme Court and has worked extensively with all federal bank regulatory agencies. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law.