President Trump has announced his intention to nominate James Clinger as a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for a six-year term, which will include a five-year tenure as the agency’s banking regulator, effective Nov. 29.
Clinger has worked for the past 10 years as chief counsel for the House Financial Services Committee. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 2005-2007, and as senior banking counsel for the House Financial Services Committee from 2001-2005, and as assistant staff director for the committee from 1995-2001.
Before entering public service, he was a litigation attorney at the firm Sutherland Asbill and Brennan from 1987-1995. Clinger graduated from University of Virginia with a BA in 1983 and a JD in 1987.