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charles C. Yi, senior advisor for legal affairs and policy

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For nearly 20 years, Yi has practiced law and provided counsel in the private and public sectors on a wide range of regulatory, legislative, and financial issues. Most recently, he was a Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. From 2015 to 2019, Yi served as General Counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He has provided counsel to lawmakers on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the House Committee on Financial Services, most notably for the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. Yi was also Deputy Assistant Secretary for Banking and Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department where he assisted in the implementation of provisions under the Dodd-Frank Act. Before practicing law, he served as an Armored Cavalry officer in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Bosnia as part of a NATO peacekeeping mission. Yi is a graduate of Columbia Law School and also holds degrees from Princeton University, Bowie State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

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