Hugh C. Conroy Jr. is counsel based in the New York office.
Mr. Conroy’s practice focuses on bank and bank holding company regulatory issues related to transactions, activities and initiatives. He has extensive experience relating to bank regulatory issues arising out of complex structured finance transactions; derivative and structured derivative products; equities, fixed income and commodities derivative and cash trading; new products and activities; mergers and acquisitions; private equity investments; fund structuring; and internal corporate reorganizations. Mr. Conroy currently devotes a significant portion of his practice to advice and advocacy regarding the Dodd-Frank Act and rules promulgated thereunder.
Mr. Conroy has presented on bank regulatory issues and current events in the banking industry at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Financial Markets Association, and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Mr. Conroy is a member of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee, where is currently the chairman of the Securities, Capital Markets and Derivatives Subcommittee (2010 – present) and was vice-chairman of the same Subcommittee (2007-2010).
Mr. Conroy’s recent publications include a chapter, co-authored with Derek M. Bush, entitled “U.S. Regulation of International Activities of U.S. Banking Organizations” in Regulation of Foreign Banks & Affiliates in the United States (6th ed., 2012), and an article, co-authored with Katherine Mooney Carroll, entitled “Spotlight on Fed’s Stance On Chinese Control of U.S. Banks” (Law360, June 2012). Mr. Conroy is a co-author (with Robert L. Tortoriello and Derek M. Bush) of the Guide to Bank Underwriting, Dealing & Brokerage Activities (West, 17th ed., 2012).
From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Conroy served as associate general counsel, becoming a managing director in 2010, in Citigroup’s Bank Regulatory Office. He was responsible primarily for U.S. bank and bank holding company regulatory advice to Citigroup’s global corporate and investment bank (particularly its sales and trading desks), and provided advice globally to Citigroup’s widespread operations. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Conroy was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell from 1996 to 2004.
Mr. Conroy joined the firm as counsel in 2011. He received a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1996, where he was a James L. Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude
, from the College of William and Mary in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Conroy was a Fulbright Scholar researching international economic issues at Kanazawa University in Japan.
Mr. Conroy is a member of the Bar in New York.