Dafina Stewart is a former senior vice president and associate general counsel at the Bank Policy Institute. Ms. Stewart served on BPI’s legal and regulatory affairs team, where she assisted in the development of bank regulatory policy, strategy and advocacy. Prior to joining BPI, Ms. Stewart was a Senior Counsel in the Legal Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Banking Regulation and Policy Group. While at the Board, Ms. Stewart advised the General Counsel and Federal Reserve Board staff on a variety of banking applications, supervisory, and regulatory matters, which included: evaluating complex proposals by domestic and foreign banking organizations to engage in mergers & acquisitions and banking and non-banking activities; implementing and interpreting liquidity regulations applicable to domestic and foreign banking organizations; and participating in examinations of banking institutions’ liquidity positions, risk management practices, and stress testing. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Stewart was an associate in the Financial Institutions Regulation and Enforcement practice group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School and holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.