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Hon. Wayne A. Abernathy

Executive VP for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association

Wayne A. Abernathy joined the American Bankers Association in February of 2005, and serves in the newly created position of Executive Vice President for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs.  Mr. Abernathy oversees ABA groups that deal with policy development, regulatory issues, bank general counsels, economics, and risk management.
 
Before joining ABA, Mr. Abernathy served two years as Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions under President George W. Bush, receiving the Alexander Hamilton Award in recognition of his service.  In that office he was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.  Prior to his work in the Treasury, Mr. Abernathy served as Staff Director of the Senate Banking Committee, under Chairman Phil Gramm.

Previous experience with the Senate Banking Committee includes serving as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Securities during 1995-1998. From 1989 until 1994, Mr. Abernathy was a Republican economist for the committee. He previously worked as a senior legislative assistant for Senator Gramm during 1987-1989 and as an economist for the Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on International Finance and Monetary Policy during 1981-1986.

Mr. Abernathy earned his bachelor’s degree in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University in 1978. In 1980, he received a master’s degree in International Studies from the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University.


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Publications and Multimedia
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - August 2014 - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
August 15, 2014
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - July 2014 - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
July 21, 2014
The Financial Stability Oversight Council - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
March 14, 2014
The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: A Conversation with John A. Allison
Engage Volume 14, Issue 2 July 2013
November 05, 2013
The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure - Podcast
Financial Service & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
March 04, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
February 10, 2012
The Obama Administration’s Proposed New Consumer Regulator (CFPA)
New Federal Initiatives Project
August 13, 2009
A Conversation on Proposed Systemic Risk Regulation - Podcast
Financial Services and E-Commerce Practice Group
July 24, 2009
How Did We Get into the Mess We Are in Today? - Event Audio/Video
The Financial Services Bailout
March 19, 2009
The Ideal Basel - Event Audio
The Basel Risk-Based Capital Standards: Are they Workable?
May 01, 2007
Is There Any Room Left for Federalism in Financial Services? - Transcript
2003 National Lawyers Convention - "International Law and American Sovereignty"
November 14, 2003