James P. Bergin is deputy general counsel and senior vice president of the Legal Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
As deputy general counsel, Mr. Bergin is responsible for the legal team that advises on matters relating to the New York Fed’s implementation of monetary policy and other activity conducted by the New York Fed’s Markets Group, and supervisory and regulatory matters related to the New York Fed’s oversight of financial institutions. In addition, he oversees the New York Fed’s bank applications function.
Mr. Bergin joined the Federal Reserve in January 2005 as an attorney. He moved to the New York Fed’s Supervision Group in 2011 to serve as head of the Legal & Compliance Risk Department. In 2012, he moved to the Executive Office, and served as chief of staff to President William C. Dudley until the end of 2015.
Mr. Bergin holds a bachelor's degree in history and English from Rutgers College and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School. Before joining the Federal Reserve, he was in private practice, specializing in energy and infrastructure finance, with an international law firm based in New York.