David Wagner currently serves as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at the Bank Policy Institute. Prior to joining BPI, Mr. Wagner led the financial-regulatory advocacy efforts of The Clearing House on a broad range of capital, liquidity, counterparty exposure, stress testing, risk management, audit, tax, accounting and reporting matters affecting the commercial banking sector. He worked closely with chief financial officers, treasurers, chief risk officers and tax directors at member banks in shaping and drafting advocacy positions in comment letters and white papers. He was responsible for representing member banks before federal regulatory agencies, accounting standard-setting boards (the FASB and IASB), federal and state tax authorities, U.S. Treasury and Congressional staffs.
Prior to joining The Clearing House, Mr. Wagner provided tax advisory, accounting and risk-management support to Citigroup’s consumer, corporate and wealth-management businesses in developed and emerging markets, including advising senior management on structuring and integrating numerous acquisitions, divestitures and strategic investment proposals. Mr. Wagner was in private practice before joining Citigroup. He received both his master’s degree in taxation and his law degree from New York University.