There’s been lots of talk in recent weeks about the problem of understaffing at the Treasury Department, and another job has recently come available there. The top legal post in the agency’s Office of Financial Stability, which oversees TARP, has opened up.
Duane Morse, a retired Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner, joined Treasury as interim chief counsel in the Financial Stability Office last November. But around the end of this month, says Morse in an e-mail, he will become the chief compliance and risk officer in the office.
A link to the listing for the chief counsel position is up on Treasury’s Web site. The going rate for the head lawyer overseeing the implementation of TARP? $117,787 to $177,000 a year.
There’s also an opening for a deputy chief counsel in the Financial Stability Office. That position pays between $120,830 and $153,200.