Rosemarie Oda has joined the San Francisco office of Pillsbury Winthrop as Counsel in the financial institutions practice.
Oda held high-ranking positions at both a federal bank regulatory agency and a state banking department. For the past three years, she has held the position of General Counsel of the Department of Financial Institutions for the State of California. In that capacity, her work included regulating state-chartered banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, industrial banks, credit unions, transmitters of money abroad, payment instrument companies, and insurance premium companies. Prior to that, she was the District Counsel for the Western District Office of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the agency which regulates national banks. She worked for the OCC for a total of 17 years, including nine in its Washington, D.C. headquarters, in three different divisions.
Oda received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received a Certificate in Banking from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, Seattle.