Michael Edwards is an attorney-at-law with extensive experience representing banking institutions and credit unions on a wide range of regulatory matters. He has served as Senior Vice President for Advocacy and General Counsel for the World Council of Credit Unions, an international trade association for credit unions and cooperative banks where he advocated before international and national-level banking regulatory agencies including the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He has also served as Senior Assistant General Counsel in the Regulatory Advocacy section of the Credit Union National Association, the largest trade association for credit unions in the United States. Michael has been published on banking and credit union regulatory matters by the Administrative Law Review, Enterprise Magazine, CU Management, and other publications. He holds a J. D. from the American University-Washington College of Law, an M.A. in International Affairs from the American University-School of International Service, and a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.