Former Federal Reserve Board and Public Policy Veteran Joins Bank Policy Institute Team

Former Federal Reserve Board and Public Policy Veteran Joins Bank Policy Institute Team

Washington, D.C. – The Bank Policy Institute announced that Anna M. Harrington has joined its regulatory team today, leading BPI’s regulatory advocacy efforts on capital and other key prudential regulatory matters.  Ms. Harrington previously served in senior roles at the Federal Reserve Board, and as U.S. Head of Bank Regulatory Policy at Barclays.  She will largely assume the portfolio held by David Wagner, who announced that he will be leaving the organization after nearly ten years.  Mr. Wagner will stay with BPI through June 30 in order to ensure a smooth transition.

At BPI, Ms. Harrington will serve as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel. She brings over a decade of public service and private sector experience, including working in both legal and policy roles.

“David has been a pillar of our operations at BPI, and previously at the Clearing House, working closely with our CFO and CRO groups on capital, liquidity and risk management issues, so he will be greatly missed,” said BPI President & CEO Greg Baer.  “We are thrilled Anna has decided to join the BPI team. Anna played an important role in crafting some of the most significant banking regulations in recent years; she also is known as someone who thinks creatively and is devoted to getting it right.”

Ms. Harrington comes to BPI most recently from the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she advised clients on various banking law and regulatory issues as counsel in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group.  Prior to that, she was U.S. Head of Bank Regulatory Policy at Barclays, where she led the bank’s regulatory policy and engagement strategy.  Before entering the private sector, Ms. Harrington served for a decade at the Federal Reserve Board in both the Legal Division and Division of Supervision and Regulation.  At the Board, she was responsible for developing and implementing policy across several post-crisis Dodd-Frank Act rulemakings.  While in public service, Ms. Harrington also was a leading member of several interagency groups dedicated to developing and formulating policy related to various rulemakings.


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