The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Area: Legal Title: AVP, Legal Education: University of Michigan
Why the Fed?
The Fed provides the perfect mix of challenging work with an appreciation for work-life balance, which can be hard to come by in New York City. I was also impressed not only by the caliber of the Fed's staff but also by the enthusiasm and commitment that employees display towards their jobs.
In Corporate Affairs, we provide advice to the Fed on a host of legal topics from tax to immigration, with the majority of our time being spent on employment-related matters. Specifically, I review policies and procedures to ensure that they are in compliance with ever-changing employment laws and provide advice to management on a variety of employment issues.
Challenges and Rewards of My Job
My biggest challenge is also my greatest reward: I never know what the day is going to bring. A calm morning spent conducting research can quickly change to a busy afternoon filled with impromptu meetings.
How Is the Fed Unique?
Since joining the Fed just a few months ago, I have been amazed at the Feds interest in its employees and in providing a fun and fulfilling work environment.