Amy Friend

Senior Advisor to FS Vector, Formerly Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Amy has over 25 years of experience shaping banking and consumer financial protection law and regulation.  Amy was Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) from February 2013 to November 2017 where she served on the agency’s executive committee and oversaw all of the agency’s legal activities and licensing functions.  Amy led the OCC’s strategic initiative on responsible innovation resulting in the establishment of the Office of Innovation and the fintech national bank charter. Previously, she held a number of positions in the US Congress, including Chief Counsel to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs where she led the Committee’s work in responding to the financial crisis, including the Dodd-Frank Act, and Minority General Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services. Amy currently serves as a senior advisor to FS Vector, an advisory firm that helps innovative financial companies with their compliance, business strategy and policy needs.  She is on the board of directors for Varo Money, a challenger mobile bank, and FinRegLab, a newly established nonprofit that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and drive more inclusive financial services.