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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Friend retiring as OCC Chief Counsel

By J. Preston Carter, J.D., LL.M.

Amy Friend, Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, announced that she will retire from federal service on Nov. 11, 2017. Since becoming Chief Counsel in February 2013, Friend has led the agency’s legal activities, including legal advisory services to banks and examiners, enforcement and compliance activities, litigation, legislative initiatives, licensing, and regulation of securities and corporate practices of national banks and federal thrifts. She oversaw major efforts to write and implement rules required by the Dodd-Frank Act.

"Amy has made far-reaching contributions to the OCC and to the federal banking system," said Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika. "Her work at the agency and on Capitol Hill helped shape financial services as we know it, promote the safety and soundness of our nation’s banks and thrifts, and protect and empower consumers."

From 2011 to 2013, Friend served as Managing Director at Promontory Financial Group. From 2008 to 2010, she served as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Until the OCC completes its search for its next Chief Counsel, Karen Solomon, currently a Deputy Chief Counsel at the agency, will serve as Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel.

Companies: Promontory Financial Group

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