Tabitha Edgens is Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, for the Bank Policy Institute.
Ms. Edgens was previously Counselor to the Deputy Chief Counsels and Special Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. In that role, she advised OCC senior leadership on critical bank regulatory 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. Prior to the OCC, Ms. Edgens was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton where she focused on bank regulatory matters. Before 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.