NAFUSA member Frank Keating, the former governor of Oklahoma, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Gov. Keating was formerly the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA). He will focus on serving clients in the financial services industry.
Gov. Keating was the governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. He headed the ABA from 2011 to 2015. Previously, he was president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. His impressive career also includes serving as assistant secretary of the Treasury and associate attorney general under President Ronald Reagan. He was later general counsel and acting deputy secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President George H.W. Bush. During his tenure at the Treasury Department and HUD, he worked on significant issues affecting the banking, insurance and the financial services industries. His law enforcement career included serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma (1981-1983) and as an FBI agent.
“We are truly fortunate that Gov. Keating has chosen Holland & Knight,” said Steven Sonberg, the firm’s managing partner. “His experience and knowledge in the industry are unmatched. We have more than 250 professionals involved in our financial services practice, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and Gov. Keating will be a tremendous strategic asset for our lawyers and our clients.”
“Holland & Knight is one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, with a well-deserved reputation for helping clients successfully navigate a dynamic environment,” said Gov. Keating. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with my new colleagues to deepen the firm’s relationships with clients, in the U.S. and abroad, and to further enhance its reputation in the industry.”