Julie L. Williams

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Previous Experience

  • Acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency
  • First Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel, U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision
  • Deputy Chief Counsel for Securities and Corporate Analysis, Office of Thrift Supervision
  • Attorney, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman

Thought Leadership

  • National Banks and the Dual Banking System (OCC, 2003)
  • Savings Institutions: Mergers, Acquisitions and Conversions (Law Journal Seminars-Press, 1988)
  • Numerous articles on the regulation of depository institutions, financial services, securities and corporate law matters

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Julie L. Williams

Managing Director and Director of Domestic Advisory Practice

At Promontory, Julie’s work includes a wide range of risk management, governance, strategic, compliance, and regulatory-implementation issues.


She has led engagements for global and regional banks involving regulatory expectations for enterprise, compliance, and conduct risk management, helping establish conduct-risk functions. Her prior experience as a regulator provides unique background and perspectives on how to identify and satisfy regulatory expectations.

Before joining Promontory, Julie served as the first senior deputy comptroller and chief counsel of the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and twice served as acting comptroller of the currency. During her tenure at the OCC, her regulatory and advisory work included issues and initiatives relating to bank powers, risk management, capital, mergers and acquisitions, resolution of troubled institutions, enforcement, and compliance matters involving a wide range of issues, such as consumer protection and capital-market activities of financial companies. Julie was extensively involved in issues and projects that cut across the financial regulatory agencies, and has significant experience working with the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Securities and Exchange Commission.


  • J.D., Antioch School of Law
  • B.A., Goddard College

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Banker, 2012
  • Vice chairman, NeighborWorks America, 2007-12

Representative Engagements

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