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Federal Banking Attorney, Stephens B. Woodrough

 

 

 

 

Stephens B. Woodrough
Attorney at Law

The Banking Law Firm
100 BEACH DRIVE SUITE 1801-03
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA  33701
(727) 898-9009 - Business
(727) 898-9006 - Facimile
(727) 898-9003 - Residence

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FORMAL EDUCATION

 

 

University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, Kentucky
J.D. (Corporations)

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
A.B. (English)

 

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

 

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Commissioned Examiners School, Washington, D.C.
Instructor - FDIC Enforcement Actions

The Levinson Institute
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Leadership and Management

 

 

National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Harvard University College of Law

Boulder, Colorado

Cambridge, Massachusetts

National Session

School for Lawyers and Judges

 

 

WORK HISTORY

1989 TO PRESENT - PRIVATE PRACTICE OF LAW (THE BANKING LAW FIRM)

Retained by commercial and savings banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and law firms nationwide to provide strategic counseling and defense litigation assistance in all types of regulatory enforcement actions initiated against Federally insured financial institutions and their authorized representatives. Practice concentrates primarily on problems concerning commercial bank regulation and related supervisory enforcement issues, and includes the defense of receivership actions initiated against directors and officers of failed financial institutions. Professional contacts are at the highest executive levels in both the government and private sectors.

Practice is predicated upon comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all Federal laws and regulations applicable to insured commercial financial institutions, Federal agency examination, regulatory and enforcement policies, practices and procedures relating to such institutions, as well as those pertaining to bank receivership and liquidation activities, including recapitalization and acquisition transactions involving failing or closed commercial banks. Client satisfaction is attributable to thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations and to the utilization of effective analytical, counseling, communication, negotiation and litigation skills.

 

1972 TO 1989 - REGIONAL COUNSEL, FDIC ATLANTA REGION

Managed and directed the conduct of all legal affairs in FDIC Atlanta Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) in all matters pertaining to the regulation and supervision of almost 900 commercial banking institutions subject to the examination and regulatory authority of the FDIC.  Counseled the FDIC Atlanta Regional Director, regional executive staff, field office supervisors and examiners regarding the proper interpretation of all Federal banking laws and regulations administered by the FDIC.

Prosecuted more than 350 compliance and enforcement actions, including those brought for the imposition of temporary and permanent cease and desist orders, the issuance of suspension and removal orders against bank officers and directors, the assessment of civil money penalties for violations of law and abusive insider transactions, and the involuntary termination of an insured bank's membership with the FDIC. Supervised and participated in the conduct of more than 50 formally litigated enforcement actions that involved complex and significant issues of fact and law, extensive pretrial discovery, protracted trial proceedings, and thoroughly researched briefs at both the hearing and appellate levels.

 

1965 TO 1972 - FDIC LEGAL DIVISION, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Executed wide range of responsibilities in various staff positions pertaining to the insurance, examination, supervisory and receivership functions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

 

1962 TO 1965 - U.S. ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS'S CORPS, THE PENTAGON

Captain in the Military Justice Division. Participated in preparation and staffing of legislative proposals to amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the implementation of Army Regulations.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Kentucky State Bar Association

Georgia State Bar Association  

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Kentucky Supreme Court

Kentucky Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

 

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Last revised: June 1, 2012.