Shawn

shawn

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.

My Responsibilities

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 Fed’s interest in its employees and in providing a fun and fulfilling work environment.