Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel
Jonathan Gould is the Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this capacity, Mr. Gould oversees all of the agency's legal and licensing activities, including legal advisory services to banks and examiners, enforcement, litigation, agency administrative matters, legislative initiatives, the chartering of new banks, and changes in structure and activities of existing banks. He serves on the OCC's Executive Committee and provides advice and counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency and senior OCC executives. He assumed this role in December 2018.
Prior to joining the OCC, Mr. Gould served as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He previously worked in the private sector at BlackRock and Promontory Financial Group, including serving as Promontory's Deputy General Counsel. In these roles, Mr. Gould provided financial services regulatory and policy expertise and counsel regarding domestic and international regulatory requirements, law, and reforms.
Mr. Gould also served on the Senate Banking Committee earlier in his career, acting as lead counsel for the enactment and implementation of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 and the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005. He began his career at Alston & Bird LLP advising financial services companies on banking and corporate law, including bank regulation and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Gould holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Washington and Lee University.