Edwin S. del Hierro

Edwin del Hierro

is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and heads our bank regulatory practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in representing depository institutions and their holding companies, regulated financial services companies, investment banks and institutional lenders in connection with a broad range of regulatory, transactional matters and compliance.

Edwin has significant experience representing private equity and other investors in both control and non-control investments in financial institutions and advises some of the largest banks in the United States in the design and development of capital-qualified debt and equity products. Edwin also represents acquirers of failed institutions from the FDIC and sellers and acquirers of performing and distressed loans and other financial assets.

Edwin also advises clients, including private fund sponsors, private fund investors, financial services companies, depository institutions and directors and officers, with respect to regulatory compliance issues (including compliance matters relating to the Volcker Rule), enforcement actions, bank insolvency matters and governmental investigations.

Edwin is a frequent speaker at schools and seminars for bankers, bank counsel, regulators and accountants and has been a visiting lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law graduate program in financial services law. Edwin is a member of the ABA’s Banking Law Committee and is a member of the faculty of the ABA’s Banking Law II, a multi-day advanced banking law institute held annually. Other members of the faculty include prominent banking law professors and senior banking regulators including prior general counsel from the FDIC, the OCC and the Federal Reserve.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Banking & Financial Institutions, 2) Corporate and 3) Data Security & Privacy
Law School Northwestern University School of Law; University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1985
Education Loyola University Chicago, B.B.A., 1983
Bar Member / Association State bar of Illinois
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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