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Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Bank Policy Institute
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Bank Policy Institute (BPI) is a nonpartisan public policy, research, and advocacy group, representing the nation’s leading banks. Our members include universal banks, regional banks and the major foreign banks doing business in the United States. Collectively, we employ millions of Americans, make a majority of the nation’s small business loans, and serve as an engine for financial innovation and economic growth. Our staff includes economists, researchers, financial analysts, and attorneys, all focused on using data and analysis to shape sound policy. We distribute our research and analysis to U.S. and global regulators, members of Congress, academics and media through academic-quality research papers, blog posts, white papers, comment letters, and Congressional testimony.

The Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, will play an important role in developing and communicating BPI’s advocacy positions on a variety of bank regulatory topics, including those related to federal prudential bank regulation, federal consumer financial regulation, and payments-related issues.  This position will work directly with subject matter experts from leading banks and members of the Regulatory Affairs team to draft regulatory comment letters, white papers, issue summaries, and other advocacy-related materials, such as blogs.  The Vice President, Assistant General Counsel also will work with BPI’s Government Affairs team on legislative and related policy issues and with BPI’s communications team to develop and execute advocacy strategies on issues of importance to BPI member banks. A familiarity with federal banking laws is necessary for this role.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with BPI member banks and other stakeholders to research, compile, and synthesize information to support the development of regulatory comment letters, white papers, blogs, and other written materials.
  • Schedule and run meetings with attorneys and other subject matter experts from BPI member banks, as well as the bank regulatory agencies, including the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, among others.
  • Advocate BPI’s position on regulatory issues by meeting regularly with federal agencies and other policymakers.
  • Conduct legal research and draft memoranda, articles and blogs on key regulatory and policy issues affecting banks.
  • Draft persuasive and effective comment letters in response to regulatory proposals.
  • Closely monitor the activities of federal regulatory agencies on matters of importance to BPI members and provide rapid and succinct reports to BPI members.
  • Manage one or more BPI member committees.
  • Independently organize and manage meetings of member banks to develop consensus on policy and legal issues, which are then reflected in BPI’s communications.
  • Work collaboratively with the BPI Marketing and Communications Department to ensure effective messaging on important regulatory and policy issues, including interviews with media.
  • Assist the BPI Government Affairs staff in their efforts on Capitol Hill by drafting Congressional testimony and other materials, as well as attend meetings with Hill staff.
  • Speak at meetings and conferences on issues of importance to BPI’s members regulatory issues,
  • Work collaboratively with other trade associations and industry groups on issues of joint concern.
  • Assist with planning BPI’s conferences, symposia and events.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • JD Degree and licensed by and in good standing with the appropriate state bar association or other appropriate state attorney licensing authority.
  • Approximately three-to-six years of relevant experience at a regulatory agency, in the financial services industry, or at a law firm with a strong knowledge of bank regulation and recent practical experience.
  • Experience with bank regulatory law including the Dodd-Frank Act, Federal Deposit Insurance Act, Bank Holding Company Act, the National Bank Act, and their attendant regulations, and various Consumer Financial Protection Laws and their attendant regulations.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills. 
  • Advanced client management, diplomacy and people skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage one or more committees of BPI member banks
  • Strong, concise, accurate, and effective written and oral communications; must be able to communicate and coordinate with individuals across all levels of a financial institution.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment while also taking initiative and working independently, with ability to multi-task and prioritize objectives and deliverables.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational and project management abilities.
  • Intellectual curiosity for learning about the financial services industry.


BPI seeks to attract and retain top talent by offering a competitive compensation package that includes excellent health and dental insurance, generous retirement savings plans, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment assistance and commuting assistance (either bike, Metro or parking).


Posted: 2022-07-20 Expires: 2022-08-19

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