Sandra Lee

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Financial Stability Oversight Council

Sandra Lee is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Established in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Financial Stability Oversight Council is charged with identifying risks to the financial stability of the United States; promoting market discipline; and responding to emerging threats to the stability of the U.S. financial system.

In her role, Sandra leads and manages the Office of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which supports the FSOC by monitoring risks to U.S. financial stability; preparing research and analysis at the request of the Council; and coordinating the work of the Council’s interagency committees. 

Prior to joining the Treasury, Sandra was a Senior Vice President and the Director of the Policy Planning Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  She also worked in the Legal Group at the FRBNY, where she drafted and negotiated legal documentation for emergency financial stability programs and advised supervisory staff on bank regulatory matters.

Sandra began her career in private practice and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael Chertoff for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Sandra received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her law degree from New York University School of Law.