Two get new assignments in OCC chief counsel’s office

Two individuals from the legal staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will take on new duties within the agency’s chief counsel’s office this August, the OCC announced Tuesday.

The agency announced the selection of Patricia Grady as deputy chief counsel and Jonathan Fink as associate chief counsel. Both will report to the senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel, it said.

The OCC said Grady will provide legal advice to the chief counsel and senior OCC officials on significant legal, policy and administrative issues, focused primarily on enforcement, litigation, and internal agency matters, including related legal interpretations. The agency said Grady is currently the director in administrative and internal law, where she leads staff responsible for providing advice and counsel on legal and policy matters concerning the management and operations of the OCC.

Fink, the agency said, will provide guidance and legal assistance to OCC management with respect to complex issues of national significance and undertake special assignments for the chief counsel and deputy chief counsels. He will also assist with managerial and supervisory direction for the Chief Counsel’s Office (CCO) and lead staff responsible for managing operations, budget, attorney hiring and retention matters, and diversity and inclusion matters in CCO.

Currently, Fink is assistant chief counsel. He took on added duties in March as the OCC’s climate risk officer, leading the agency’s climate risk efforts related to supervision, policy, and external engagement. The OCC said he will retain these responsibilities until a permanent climate risk officer selection is made.

OCC Announces Executive Assignments in Chief Counsel’s Office