American Bar Association
Banking Law Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Banking Law Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Banking Law Committee is to act as principal Business Law Section Committee dealing with laws relating to banking and financial services activities conducted through banks and other regulated intermediary financial institutions.

Committee Facts

  • Provide meaningful meetings, programs and information to practitioners covering a wide range of banking law topics and, through our programs and task force activities, to be a significant resource to the membership and the Federal banking agencies.
  • Approximately 1,950 members
  • Three in-person meetings a year: the Business Law Section Spring Meeting, the ABA Annual Meeting, and a separate, standalone Fall Meeting in Washington, DC
  • Committee meetings often include significant participation by Federal banking agency staff members with an opportunity for dialogue
  • Numerous active subcommittees focused on the full range of banking law topics
  • Sponsored and co-sponsored programs relate to areas of significant interest to practitioners, including the latest developments in banking and financial services law practice
  • Provide members significant opportunities to participate in our activities

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial and Real Estate Lending
  • Community Banking
  • Matters Related to Bank Compliance, Examination and Audit
  • Enforcement, Director Liability and Troubled Bank Matters
  • International Banking
  • Loan Workouts and Bankruptcy
  • Financial Institutions Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Payments and Electronic Banking
  • Retail Banking and Consumer Laws
  • Savings Institutions
  • Matters Related to Bank Securities, Capital Markets and Derivatives
  • Systemically Important Financial Institutions
  • Trust and Investment Services

Banking Law Committee Journal Submissions

Committee members are invited to be guest columnists for the Banking Law Committee Journal. Articles may vary in length but usually are 4-5 pages double-spaced. Please submit your proposed articles or article outlines by email to Bob Bostrom, Editor-in-Chief, at

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Chair:  William F Kroener III

Vice-Chairs:  Paul Lawrence Lee, Michael Mancusi, Juliana S O'Reilly, Maureen Ann Young

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Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events
April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 29, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Subcommittees and Task Forces Click [+] for listing

 Sub Committees
 Task Forces

Comment Letters

Banking Law Committee Journal

Current Issue: March 2012
Past Issues

Sites of Interest

Banking Committee's Banking Bulletin Board
Technology Tips To Use
Federal Reserve Board
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Office of Thrift Supervision
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Trade Commission

Meeting Materials

Committee Traditions

The Banking Law Committee has a few special traditions, reflecting its history and collegiality. These include the Frank Simpson Award and the Ed Lane-Reticker Lecture (for a descrption, click "more"). Another tradition, the Banking Law courses, is described in the program schedule.


Modified by Graham Hunt on April 16, 2014

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