James Bergin

James Bergin is chief of staff and vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mr. Bergin joined the Bank in January 2005 as an attorney in the Legal Group. In the Legal Group, he provided counsel and support to various areas of the Bank, with a particular focus on bank regulatory and supervisory matters and matters relating to the Markets Group. Immediately prior to becoming chief of staff in January 2012, Mr. Bergin served as head of the Legal & Compliance Risk Department in the Financial Institution Supervision Group, where he worked on implementation of certain aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and oversaw examinations of financial institutions’ anti–money-laundering compliance programs.

Mr. Bergin holds a bachelor's degree in history and English from Rutgers College and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School, where he was a proud member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Before joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Bergin was in private practice, specializing in energy and infrastructure finance, with an international law firm based in New York.

February 2012