Duane Wall served as the head of White & Case from 2000-2007, and as head of the Firm's Bank Advisory Practice from 1981 to 2000 and from 2007 to present.
Mr. Wall's legal practice involves advising US and non-US banks and other financial institutions on the nature and structure of their operations and activities in the United States and abroad.
He has represented banks and other financial institutions in a broad range of matters, including: bank mergers, acquisitions and other expansion activities; securities issuances by banks and other financial institutions and their other funding operations; the establishment by US and non-US banks of their chosen forms of organization; the activities in which financial institutions may engage, including the authority of banking organizations to engage in underwriting, merchant banking and insurance activities in the United States; the development of risk management procedures, internal controls and compliance programs; and helping banks establish and maintain strong relationship with their principal regulators. Clients with which he works include Deutsche Bank, UBS and other major banks from a broad range of countries.
Most currently, Mr. Wall has been advising banks and other financial institutions in respect of the challenges they face arising from the worldwide financial crisis, including the provisions and ramifications of the Volcker Rule and other regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mr. Wall has also had experience in bank lending and credit transactions, project financing and international securities offerings. He was resident in the Firm's London office 1972-76 and 1980-81.