Chief Counsel and Vice President for Advocacy and Government Affairs Current OCDC board president
In addition to Michael Edwards’ responsibilities for legal matters at the World Council of Credit Unions, he also advocates on behalf of credit unions before international standards setting organizations, such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Accounting Standards Board, the Financial Action Task Force and the G20, as well as before the European Commission, the European Parliament and other European Union entities. Michael also supports the advocacy efforts of WOCCU’s members at the national level and performs World Council’s role as the secretariat of the International Credit Union Regulators’ Network (ICURN).
Prior to joining World Council, Michael worked for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in Washington, D.C., as its senior assistant general counsel. At CUNA, he advocated for credit unions’ interests before U.S. regulatory agencies and the U.S. Congress and advised on litigation and other legal matters. Michael also has worked as an articles editor for the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law Review and for a Philadelphia law firm. He holds JD degrees from American University-Washington College of Law, an MA in international affairs with an international development specialization from American University-School of International Service and a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania.