The White House announced that President Trump intends to nominate James Clinger to be a FDIC member for a six-year term and to be Chairperson for a five-year term, effective November 29, 2017 when the current FDIC chairperson’s term ends. Mr. Clinger’s nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.
According to the White House announcement, Mr. Clinger was most recently the Chief Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee, having held this position since 2007. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 2005 to 2007. Prior to his DOJ service, Mr. Clinger served as Senior Banking Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee from 2001 to 2005, and as Assistant Staff Director from 1995 to 2001. Before entering public service, he was a litigator in private practice.