OCC Chief Counsel Amy Friend Announces Retirement

October 11, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the OCC issued a press release that Amy Friend, Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel, will retire from federal service and step down from her position on November 11, 2017.

“Amy has made far-reaching contributions to the OCC and to the federal banking system,” said Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika. “Her work at the agency and on Capitol Hill helped shape financial services as we know it, promote the safety and soundness of our nation’s banks and thrifts, and protect and empower consumers. Her vision and tireless effort to promote responsible innovation at the OCC and throughout the industry changed our national dialogue on the topic.”

Until the OCC completes its search for its next Chief Counsel, Karen Solomon will serve as Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel. Ms. Solomon currently serves as one of two Deputy Chief Counsels at the agency overseeing its Legislative and Regulatory Activities, Securities and Corporate Practices, and Bank Activities and Structure Divisions. She also supervises the district counsel staffs in the OCC’s Northeastern and Central Districts.