Principal Deputy Chief Counsel
Bao Nguyen is the Principal Deputy Chief Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this capacity, Mr. Nguyen is also chief operating officer of the OCC’s Chief Counsel’s Office. In his role, Mr. Nguyen is responsible for the strategic planning for, and management of the operations of the office. He joined the OCC in this role in June 2018.
Mr. Nguyen served as Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel from August through December 2018. In 2019, he also served as Acting Chief of Staff and Special Advisor for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Mr. Nguyen joined the OCC from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where he served as Senior Counsel in the Legal Division. There, he was the lead attorney reviewing a number of significant banking mergers and acquisitions approved by the Federal Reserve and helped author regulations to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Nguyen also played an important role in the Federal Reserve’s resolution planning work.
Mr. Nguyen joined the OCC in 2018. He was detailed to the OCC from May 2017 through March 2018 as Special Counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency, and previously served as a Banking Fellow in the U.S. Senate on detail from the Federal Reserve.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in history education from North Carolina State University, with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Executive Editor of the First Amendment Law Review.