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U.S. bank regulator OCC names Promontory Financial executive as chief counsel

Jan 14 2013 Regulatory Intelligence news team

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has named Amy Friend as chief counsel, the agency said on Monday. Friend, a managing director at Promontory Financial Group and former assistant chief counsel at the OCC, has had a varied career in both the public and private sectors. Most significantly, she served as chief counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, where she played an integral role in the development of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the agency said. “I'm very pleased that Amy has agreed to rejoin the OCC in this new capacity,” said Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry. “She 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. In her years as assistant chief counsel at the OCC, she worked on a number of important issues, including consumer privacy. I could not think of a better

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