Anna M. Harrington is the U.S. Head of Bank Regulatory Policy at Barclays. In this role, Ms. Harrington is responsible for leading and managing the development of U.S. bank regulatory policy priorities and strategy. Her current areas of focus include U.S. regulatory implications of the enhanced prudential standards (including capital, liquidity, stress testing, and total loss-absorbing capacity requirements) and the Volcker Rule.
Ms. Harrington previously served in both the Legal Division and the Division of Supervision and Regulation of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where she was responsible for developing and implementing policy across a number of rulemakings with a focus on large, systemically important banking organizations. In addition to the Volcker Rule, Ms. Harrington’s areas of focus included the swap margin rule, and a number of enhanced prudential standards under the Dodd-Frank Act, including rules establishing new long-term debt and total loss-absorbing capacity requirements, restrictions on qualified financial contracts of global systemically important banks, and single-counterparty credit limits. Ms. Harrington also analyzed numerous proposals, applications, and issues arising under U.S. banking laws, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the Change in Bank Control Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and the International Banking Act and related regulations.
Ms. Harrington earned a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a Note Editor on the Boston College Law Review. She earned an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in Economics from Harvard College. Ms. Harrington is a member of the New York bar.