Mr. Brooks is the Acting Comptroller of the Currency and oversees nearly 1,200 national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches of foreign banks that conduct approximately 70 percent of all banking business in the United States. He also serves as a director of the FDIC, and member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
Mr. Brooks previously served as Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, heading its legal, compliance, audit, investigations, and government relations functions. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Fannie Mae, Vice Chairman of OneWest Ban, and Managing Partner of the global law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP, chairing the firm's financial services practice. He has also served on the boards of Avant, Inc., and Fannie Mae.
Mr. Brooks holds a bachelor’s from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Chicago.