Washington, D.C. – The Bank Policy Institute today announced the hiring of Tabitha Edgens as a Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel on BPI’s Regulatory Affairs team. Tabitha joins BPI from the Chief Counsel’s Office at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she most recently served as Counselor to the Deputy Chief Counsels.
“Tabitha is an accomplished and highly respected regulatory lawyer with an extensive understanding of the regulatory regime under which banks operate,” said BPI General Counsel John Court. “She’s a perfect fit to help advance BPI’s mission of using data and analysis to shape sound banking policy, and we expect her formidable skills will enhance our ability to both understand and communicate about complex regulatory issues.”
In her most recent role, Tabitha advised OCC senior leadership on critical issues including national bank digital asset activities, licensing decisions and supervisory matters. She played a leading role in drafting OCC interpretations on the permissibility of national bank digital asset activities as well as the 2019 and 2020 interagency revisions to the Volcker rule. From 2020-2021, Tabitha was detailed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel, Banking and Finance, where she advised policymakers on small business pandemic relief programs. From 2013 to 2017, she was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton where she focused on bank regulatory matters. Prior to her legal career, Tabitha served as an aide to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu.
Tabitha is a graduate of Yale Law School and Tulane University and is a member of the bar in New York and Washington D.C.
About Bank Policy Institute.
The Bank Policy Institute (BPI) is a nonpartisan public policy, research and advocacy group, representing the nation’s leading banks and their customers. Our members include universal banks, regional banks and the major foreign banks doing business in the United States. Collectively, they employ almost 2 million Americans, make nearly half of the nation’s small business loans, and are an engine for financial innovation and economic growth.