Kevin Petrasic is a banking partner in the Washington, DC office of White & Case LLP, and head of the Firm's Global Financial Institutions Advisory practice. He has extensive experience with bank regulatory, transactional, bank insolvency, compliance, supervisory, enforcement, legislative, and policy issues and matters. He advises domestic and international financial services firms, including commercial banks, investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, investment managers and advisers, retail securities firms, insurance companies and payment services firms on a wide array of issues under federal and state banking laws, as well as issues within the jurisdiction of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His practice includes matters involving cybersecurity, virtual currencies and online banking, payment networks and advising on the regulatory risks arising from the development of innovative uses of financial technology (fintech) and related issues.
Kevin has extensive experience in Dodd-Frank compliance, bank/thrift and holding company regulation, credit card and consumer financial compliance laws, UDAAP issues, data privacy/protection and data breach issues, compliance laws impacting payments systems, mergers and acquisitions, anti-money laundering issues and OFAC compliance, depository institution charter powers and activities, cross border regulation of swaps and related derivatives activities, legislative matters and analysis, mortgage market regulation, and corporate governance.
In addition, he has broad government experience, including serving as Special Counsel, Managing Director of External Affairs, Director of Congressional Affairs, Legislative Counsel, and Assistant Chief Counsel at the US Treasury Department's Office of Thrift Supervision, as well as Counsel to the former US House Banking Committee. He worked extensively on the federal government's efforts to stem avoidable foreclosures and identify market-based solutions to the nation's housing crisis. He also has extensive experience preparing Congressional testimony and witnesses appearing before the US Congress.