FDIC General Counsel Yi to leave post at the end of the month
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) General Counsel Charles Yi announced that he’s leaving the agency at the end of March. He’s been on the job there since January 2015.
Before his FDIC stint, Yi was staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Before that, he served as deputy assistant secretary for banking and finance at the U.S. Treasury Department; and as counsel for the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his public sector experience, Yi practiced banking, corporate, and securities law at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.
“During Charles’ tenure at the FDIC, the agency benefitted from his insight, leadership, and past experiences with Congress, the Treasury, the private sector, and the U.S. Army,” said FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams. “He has been involved in numerous rulemakings, enforcement actions, and litigation with a steady focus on the FDIC’s mission and mandate. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Yi is also multi-credentialed academically. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law He also has a masters degree in public affairs from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School; a Master of Arts, Business Administration, from Bowie State University; and a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley.