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Donna M. Murphy

Donna Murphy (small JPG)Director for Community and Consumer Law

Donna M. Murphy is Director of the Community and Consumer Law Division in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Ms. Murphy oversees the legal department that provides legal interpretations and advice to OCC policymakers, managers and examiners on consumer compliance and fair lending laws. Her office also is responsible for legal issues related to bank community development powers and activities, as well as the Community Reinvestment Act.

Prior to joining the OCC in March 2013, Ms. Murphy served in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for more than 20 years. From 2003 to 2013 she served as a Deputy Chief in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the division, and was responsible for supervising the division’s fair lending enforcement program. Most recently she served as Principal Deputy Chief of that section. Previously, she was Deputy Chief and Special Counsel for Police Matters in the division’s Special Litigation Section. She also served as a Deputy Chief and trial attorney in the Voting Section of the division.

Before joining the Justice Department, Ms. Murphy served as a law clerk for the Honorable Myron H. Thompson, U.S. District Judge in Montgomery, Alabama.

Ms. Murphy received her law degree from Yale Law School, and is a summa cum laude graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C.