The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system. To accomplish this mission, the FDIC insures deposits; examines and supervises financial institutions for safety, soundness, and consumer protection; makes large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and manages receiverships.
The practice of law at the FDIC reflects the broad nature of the FDIC's work as well as its unique statutory powers. Unlike many federal agencies, the FDIC has independent litigating authority and our attorneys are able to practice before all courts as well as administrative tribunals. FDIC attorneys develop case strategy, write briefs, and appear in court for arguments on behalf of the Corporation.