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Amy S. Friend

Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel

Amy S. Friend is Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Ms. Friend oversees all of the agency’s legal activities, including legal advisory services to banks and examiners, enforcement and compliance activities, litigation, legislative initiatives, and regulation of securities and corporate practices of national banks. Ms. Friend further oversees the agency's licensing and community affairs functions. She is a member of the agency’s Executive Committee and assumed these duties in February 2013.

Prior to rejoining the OCC in this role, Ms. Friend served as Managing Director at Promontory Financial Group from 2011 advising clients on a variety of regulatory, strategic, and compliance issues. From 2008 to 2010, she served as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs where she worked with the Committee to develop and enact legislative responses to the financial crisis, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Ms. Friend previously served as Assistant Chief Counsel at the OCC from 1998 to 2008.

Prior to her work at the OCC, Ms. Friend held a number of positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, including minority general counsel to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs (now the Committee on Financial Services). Ms. Friend was an associate at the law firms of Jenner and Block, and Brownstein, Zeidman, and Schomer.

She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.