William (Bill) J. Abernathy, Jr. Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Banking

Specialty Focus:

Bank Analysis, Banking Law & Regulation, Banking Industry Standards, Board & Management Responsibilities, Bank Policy & Procedures, Regulation & Supervision, BSA/AML, Fraud, Ponzi Scheme, Elder Financial Abuse

Education:

BS, Banking & Finance, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Stonier Graduate School of Banking, American Bankers Association, Rutgers - The State University, New Brunswick, NJ; How to Write a Bullet Proof Expert Witness Report , SEAK, San Diego, CA; How to Excel at Your Expert Witness Deposition , SEAK, San Diego, CA

Years in Practice:

50

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

4

Additional Information

Bill Abernathy is CEO, Expert Witness & Executive Consultant for Abernathy Bank Consulting, LLC (ABC). ABC provides services across a broad spectrum and specializes in assisting Attorneys as a Banking Expert Witness in Litigation. As an Expert Witness, Mr. Abernathy works closely with Retaining Counsel and brings his broad base of Regulatory & Banking Expertise to the case. He has a successful track record as Expert Witness utilizing strong Expert Analysis, Witten Reports, and effective oral Depositions. Bill has worked with both Plaintiffs & Defendants in Federal & State Courts with NO Daubert Issues. Bill has a long (50 years) and varied career as a National Bank Examiner, federal bank regulator, senior-level banker (EVP & SVP), and bank consultant. He served in six different District Senior Management positions with the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). His OCC Roles included serving as Assistant Deputy Comptroller (#2 Executive for the 9 Southeastern states); and within that district he led supervision of the 15 largest National Banks & problem banks; served as Director for Compliance & Bank Analysis; and led supervision of 100 community banks in GA, NC & SC. Following his three-decade career at OCC, he became a full-time senior-level banking officer at four Metro-Atlanta banks and held positions as Head of Retail Banking (supervision of branches, training, etc.) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at three of these banks. As CRO he was responsible for Audit, BSA/AML, Consumer Compliance, Operations Risk (Policy & Procedures), Loan Review, and Regulatory Relations. After his retirement in 2013, Mr. Abernathy reactivated his consulting firm, Abernathy Bank Consulting, LLC (ABC). Recent Expert Witness engagements have included cases involving Banking Law & Regulations, Industry Standards, Bank Risk Controls, BSA/AML, Fraud, Ponzi schemes, Elder Financial Abuse, etc.