A former top counsel on Capitol Hill will be the next chief counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the office announced today.
Amy Friend, a former assistant chief counsel at the OCC for 10 years, went to the Hill in 2008 to become chief counsel to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. She played an integral role in the development of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
"[Friend] has been involved in financial services regulation and legislation for more than 20 years, and she has an unparalleled knowledge of the Dodd-Frank Act, which we are still in the process of implementing," Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said in a statement.
"In her years as assistant chief counsel at the OCC, she worked on a number of important issues, including consumer privacy," Curry said. "I could not think of a better person to step into this important role."
Friend, most recently a managing director at Promontory Financial Group, will begin working at the OCC next month. Friend succeeds Julie Williams, who retired from the OCC at the end of 2012.