Keith A. Clark


Shumaker Williams, P.C.
3425 Simpson Ferry Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
United States

Tel: 717-763-1121


Keith A. Clark is Chairman of Shumaker Williams, P.C. He joined the Firm in 1969, and has been a shareholder and has managed the Firm since 1972. He is a member of the Corporate and Financial Services Department.

Mr. Clark has been General Counsel to: the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society since 1970; the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers since 1977; the former Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association since 1981; the former Pennsylvania Restaurant Association since 2007; and the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association since 2012.

Mr. Clark has since been employed in financial institution operations and served as outside general counsel for a thrift institution. He has developed and managed office real estate and has provided business consultation to for-profit and non-profit entities. He is a member of the national panel of Commercial Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Clark concentrates his legal practice in the following areas: business, financial and legal advice to financial institutions; general business and corporate law; commercial real estate; mergers and acquisitions; trade associations; governance issues; and government relations and legislative review.

Mr. Clark has lectured to boards of directors, trade associations and businesses on laws affecting the financial services industry, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, for-profit and non-profit governance, officers’ and directors’ liability, ethics, land development and tax, estate and business planning. He has lectured on banking regulation at Penn State Harrisburg and on ethical issues through Widener University.

Mr. Clark has served as Chairman: Envision Capital Region; Capital Region Economic Development Corporation; Penn State Harrisburg Board of Advisors; Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, Inc.; Greater West Shore Chamber of Commerce; Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania; Perry County Planning Commission; and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. He also served as a Borough and Industrial Development Authority Solicitor and has received numerous community awards and citations.

Mr. Clark received his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. While at law school, he was an Associate Editor of the “Dickinson Law Review.”  He has written over 100 articles for various professional and trade association journals.

Shumaker Williams, P.C.’s Financial Services Group has substantial experience representing financial institutions including federal and state chartered commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loans, credit unions, securities firms, mortgage companies, financial and bank holding companies, and insurance brokers and agencies on a variety of matters relating to federal and state regulatory and legislative issues. The Firm’s professionals include former regulators from the Pennsylvania and Maryland state banking, insurance and securities departments.

The Firm also represents clients in various types of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions. Our attorneys have represented clients in investigations and proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, as well as Pennsylvania and Maryland financial regulatory agencies.

We work with our financial services clients on issues related to:

• Corporate structure
• Regulation and operation
• Strategic planning
• Internal/corporate governance matters
• Corporate reorganizations

Our attorneys advise clients on compliance programs and practices including matters related to:

• The Bank Holding Company Act
• The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
• The fair lending laws
• Examinations by bank regulatory agencies
• Consumer protection and privacy
• The Bank Secrecy Act
• The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
• Loans to insiders and insider trading
• Stock exchange requirements

The Financial Services Group regularly monitors legislative and regulatory developments in the U.S. Congress, the Pennsylvania and Maryland legislatures, as well as the numerous state and federal regulatory agencies. We advise clients concerning specific legislative and regulatory proposals, often lobbying on behalf of our clients. Additionally, our attorneys assist clients in identifying, developing and implementing strategies so that our clients may capitalize on emerging opportunities in the financial services industry.

The Financial Services Group works closely with other Firm practice groups, such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Corporate & Business Services, and Employment and Labor, on a variety of regulatory issues arising in connection with financial services transactions in order to provide inter-disciplinary and cross-departmental advice, with our over-riding objective of delivering first-rate comprehensive service.

Shumaker Williams, P.C. is a premier business-focused law firm offering a wide range of legal services for a variety of businesses, banks, mortgage companies, non-profit organizations and individuals. Our legal services are offered throughout the mid-Atlantic region including Harrisburg, York and central Pennsylvania, Towson and Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. We strive to provide quality, sophisticated and cost-effective legal and business solutions for all of our clients.

Our practice areas have evolved over the years to service the constantly changing needs of our clients. The firm’s areas of expertise include: corporate law; banking and financial services; business immigration; litigation, arbitration and mediation; trial and appellate advocacy; business law and entity formation; business tax and ERISA consulting; hospitality and liquor license issues; commercial and residential real estate; trade associations; employment and human resources and intellectual property.

We demonstrate commitment to our clients, the community and the profession in an environment that fosters diversity, loyalty, professional growth and a balanced life.