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News Release 2018-145 | December 26, 2018

Jonathan Gould Named OCC Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced Jonathan Gould as Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel.

“Jonathan’s extensive background in banking law and regulation, together with his impressive relationship-building experience throughout Washington and the banking industry, bring tremendous value to the OCC and its efforts to promote the agency’s important mission, policies, and programs,” said Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting. “We are pleased to add someone of Jonathan’s caliber to our agency and our executive team.”

Mr. Gould joins the OCC from the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where he served as Chief Counsel. Prior to that role, he worked in the private sector at BlackRock and at Promontory Financial Group where he served as Promontory’s Deputy General Counsel. Previously, he served on the Senate Banking Committee staff. Mr. Gould began his professional career with Alston & Bird LLP, advising financial services companies on banking and corporate law, including bank regulation and mergers and acquisitions. He assumed his duties on December 24, 2018.

Mr. Gould earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Washington and Lee University.

Karen Solomon and then Bao Nguyen served as Acting Chief Counsel successively for the agency since the retirement of Amy Friend in 2017.

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