Wayne Rushton

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Washington, DC

Previous Experience

  • Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Director, Special Resolutions Department, OCC
  • Deputy Comptroller for Multinational Banking, OCC
  • Director of Multinational and Regional Bank Supervision, OCC
  • Director of Regional Bank Division, OCC

Thought Leadership

  • Multiple appearances as a witness on behalf of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency before the U.S. Congress

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Wayne Rushton

Managing Director

Wayne assists clients in navigating difficult regulatory examination and enforcement issues. As the former senior-most bank supervision policy official at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he focuses on ways to stabilize, improve, and maintain positive client relations with regulators. Wayne also draws on his decades of experience as a senior examiner, helping clients with a range of aspects of governance and risk management.


Wayne served more than four decades at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, culminating with service as senior deputy comptroller and chief national bank examiner. In that role, he chaired the agency’s committee on bank supervision and represented the OCC on the Task Force on Supervision of the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council. Previously, Wayne led the OCC’s multinational banking division and served in a range of senior examination and supervisory positions. He gained extensive experience with troubled institutions in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he served as the comptroller’s deputy at the Resolution Trust Corp. and as director of the OCC’s Special Resolutions Unit. Wayne also served a special assignment with the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Legis Fellow in the 97th Congress.


  • B.S., banking and finance, University of South Carolina

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Numerous awards for regulatory service
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Representative Engagements

  • Conducted comprehensive gap analyses for large companies preparing for conversion to a new regulatory regime.
  • Led credit-risk-management and embedded-loss assessments.
  • Assisted with responses to regulatory examinations and special inquiries.

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