Michele Alt is Partner and Co-Founder of Klaros Group. She joined Klaros from the Promontory Financial Group, where she helped several leading fintechs to develop their U.S. bank licensing strategies and draft their U.S. business plans. Michele also assisted numerous major banking organizations on a range of Dodd-Frank implementation and Volcker Rule interpretative issues, as well as enforcement action compliance challenges. Prior to joining Promontory, Michele spent 22 years in the Law Department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. During the financial crisis and in the years immediately following, Michele was a leader in the Law Department's Legislative and Regulatory Activities section, heading up numerous interagency rulemakings arising out of the Dodd-Frank legislation and serving as the agency's legal point person on federal preemption issues. Michele also served as OCC's district counsel in Chicago, leading a large team of financial lawyers handling licensing and enforcement matters. She began her career as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She received her J.D. from Wayne State University, where she was an editor of the law review, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.