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William S. Oliver


William Oliver is an associate in the Firm's Knoxville office and member of the Financial Services Department.

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Professional Biography

Mr. Oliver represents banks, bank holding companies, nonbank lenders, other financial services providers, and their investors in merger and acquisition, restructuring and recapitalization, and securities transactions.

He also advises depository and non-depository financial services providers on financial regulatory laws, including the Bank Holding Company Act, Change in Bank Control Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Dodd-Frank Act, and various state licensing and compliance laws throughout the nation.

Additionally, Mr. Oliver counsels clients on compliance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, CFPB, OFAC, state banking departments, and other federal and state regulators. His experience also includes advising financial institutions on their debt and equity offerings.

Mr. Oliver has received the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Oliver practiced with the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Practice Group at a large international firm's New York office.

Mr. Oliver also served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2017, during which he completed multiple overseas deployments and led soldiers in various organizations.

  • Member – American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee (2023 – present)
  • Commissioned Officer, U.S. Army (Active Duty 2003 – 2017)
  • Recipient – Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and multiple service ribbons

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