Julie Williams, chief counsel of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has announced that she will retire from federal service on Sept. 30.
‘In her 19 years at the OCC, her contributions to the agency and her role in the world of financial services regulation have been extraordinary,’ says Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry. ‘In my few months as comptroller, Julie played an integral role in my transition and has played an indispensable role in my leadership team.’
During her career at the OCC, Williams served as chief counsel for four different comptrollers and twice served as acting comptroller – first from April 1998 through December 1998, and then October 2004 through August 2005.
Williams' retirement will follow 18 years as chief counsel at the OCC and a career in financial regulation that began in 1983, when she joined the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Her career included serving in a variety of roles at the bank board and then the Office of Thrift Supervision prior to joining the OCC in 1993.Â Before coming to public service, she served as an attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman in Washington, D.C., from 1975 to 1983.
Deputy Chief Counsel Daniel P. Stipano will serve as acting chief counsel from Oct. 1 through the end of the year, and Deputy Chief Counsel Karen Solomon will serve from Jan. 1 through March 31.