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About William

Will Luedke’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and regulatory and enforcement matters for financial institutions. He represents both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions. Will also represents financial institutions and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and the private placement of debt and equity securities. He has experience in chartering de novo financial institutions, Subchapter S elections, bank holding company formations and enforcement matters resulting from regulatory examinations. Will routinely advises boards of directors regarding fiduciary duties, Sarbanes-Oxley and other corporate governance issues, and has overseen a number of internal corporate investigations related to financial institutions. He also has extensive experience in helping financial institutions with identifying, evaluating and managing institutional exposures to risk, including Asset Liability Committee shock tests and financial modeling required under Dodd Frank.

From 1994 to 2014, Will served as head of the firm’s financial institutions group. From 2008 to 2013, he served as chairman of the firm’s associate evaluation committee, and from 1995 to 2006 he served as chairman of the firm’s marketing and client relations committee.



Vanderbilt University Law School,
Williams College,
with honors

Bar Admissions



American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Wayland Academy (coeducational private college preparatory school)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees



The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

A Career in Banking Law

February 1, 2014
Texas Banking Magazine



Chambers USA
Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A, 2007-2008, 2010-2016
The Legal 500 United States
Financial Services: Regulatory, 2011-2013; Finance, 2006
ALM Media Properties, LLC
Texas Lawyer
Go-To Lawyer in Banking Law, 2002, 2007
Vanderbilt University Law School
Vanderbilt Law Review