Practice Areas
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1995
  • American University, B.A., 1992
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Illinois

John M. Geiringer

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T. 312.984.3217
F. 312.984.3150

John is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and heads the regulatory practice area of the group. He concentrates his practice on regulatory and corporate matters involving financial institutions.

John serves as Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Banking Law's Enforcement, Insider Liability and Troubled Banks Subcommittee. In addition, he teaches banking law and regulation at Chicago-Kent College of Law's Graduate Program in Financial Services Law and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Anti-Money Laundering Association. He is a frequent speaker in the financial institutions area and an author on issues surrounding regulatory enforcement actions. He is past Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Financial Institutions Committee and is the Co-Editor of the two-volume edition, Advising Illinois Financial Institutions. He is also the co-author of the chapter "Bank Examination and Enforcement" in The Keys to Banking Law: A Handbook for Lawyers (2012).

Prior to joining the firm in 1999, John was both a bank regulator and a compliance consultant. He served as legal counsel for the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate. John also obtained practical experience with respect to bank operations and compliance issues as a regulatory consultant with a regional accounting firm, performing compliance reviews and training for a variety of financial institutions.

Representative Matters

  • Regulatory Examinations and Enforcement Actions

    Assisted numerous clients regarding regulatory examination issues and negotiated more than 100 enforcement actions. Represented many troubled banks regarding insolvency and potential receivership issues

  • Regulatory Compliance

    Advised numerous banks regarding federal and state compliance matters involving lending, deposits and operations

Professional Activities and Honors

  • President, Chicago Chapter, The Anti-Money Laundering Association
  • Advisory Board, Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Compliance
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law on banking law and regulations
  • Chairman, Enforcement, Insider Liability and Troubled Banks Subcommittee, American Bar Association Committee on Banking Law
  • Chairman, Chicago Bar Association Financial Institutions Committee (2002-2003)
  • Faculty Advisor, Illinois Bankers Association, Law & Banking Principles Class (2005-2008)


Events & Speaking Engagements