Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel
Karen Solomon is the Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this capacity, Ms. Solomon supervises the OCC's 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.
Ms. Solomon joined the staff of the OCC in 1995. From 1991 through 1994, she was a Deputy Chief Counsel at the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) for the management of work on regulations, legislation, and the preparation of that agency’s administrative decisions in contested enforcement matters. She began federal government service in 1985 at the OTS’s predecessor agency, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
Prior to beginning her federal career, Ms. Solomon had been in private practice representing clients in landlord-tenant and domestic relations matters, as well as corporate matters for small business clients. She began her career teaching at her alma mater, the Catholic University Law School, from 1979 to 1981.
She received her juris doctor in 1979 and her bachelor of arts in Latin in 1974 from Catholic University.