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 & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
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.