Amy Friend, Senior Advisor at FS Vector, has had a storied career in Washington. Starting as a junior House staffer she went on to become Chief Counsel for the Senate Banking Committee during the financial crisis, overseeing the crafting, negotiation, and passage of the Dodd Frank Act.
Later, she would become Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) where she led the agency’s innovation work, including the creation of the Special Purpose National Bank charter for fintech companies.
This week she speaks with FS Vector Partner John Collins about her time on the Hill and during her first run at the OCC, and explore some behind the scenes stories of the financial crisis and the work to bring us back from the brink.
This episode is part 1 of 2. We will release the second part of the conversation, next week.