William F. Stutts

Senior Counsel

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Bill Stutts focuses on corporate finance, corporate reorganization, bank regulation, equipment finance, and derivatives. In reorganizations, he has handled licensor and licensee issues covering information technology, and creditor and lessor representation in proceedings involving enterprises in restaurants, financial services, refining, resource extraction, and electronic commerce. He has worked extensively with cross-border insolvency issues (principally U.S./Netherlands, U.S./England, U.S./Canada, U.S./Switzerland, U.S./Antigua and U.S./Cayman Islands).

Mr. Stutts' financial regulatory experience involves both structural regulation for financial institutions (affecting mergers, acquisitions, subsidiary and investment vehicle structure, resolution and formation of domestic institutions and the regulatory status of foreign bank operations), and operational regulation (including commercial mortgage administration, money laundering and related sanctions). In other areas, he represents end users and non-dealer counterparties in a wide variety of derivatives and he regularly represents aircraft owners and lessors in several kinds of financing structures.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Stutts served as a law clerk to The Honorable Homer Thornberry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 1998, he conducted a course on Bankruptcy Judicial Training in Mongolia for the International Law Institute. In addition to the work in Mongolia, he has participated in law reform initiatives in Texas, Botswana, Morocco, Serbia, Brunei and the Federated States of Micronesia. Since 1998, he has been an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law, where he currently teaches a class on the regulation of financial markets and has previously taught a class on the regulation of money transfers, money laundering and terrorist financing.

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