ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 12, 2011) – National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Debbie Matz today announced the appointment of Lara K. Rodríguez as the agency’s new Deputy General Counsel. Rodríguez succeeds Michael McKenna, who became General Counsel in early August.
“We’re pleased to welcome Lara Rodríguez to NCUA,” said Matz. “Her background, providing legal counsel on complex financial issues in both the public and private sectors, will enhance our Office of General Counsel. We look forward to working with her.”
As Deputy General Counsel, Rodríguez manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of General Counsel. She oversees the three divisions within the Office of General Counsel and also serves as the agency’s chief freedom of information officer.
Rodríguez joins NCUA from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation after serving as a counsel in the Special Issues Unit. Previously, Rodríguez was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she practiced structured finance law from 1998 to 2010.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by
the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise
federal credit unions. With the backing of the full
faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates
and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than
98 million account holders in all federal credit
unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At
Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.