Kelvin Chen
Fintech - Division of Supervision & RegulationFederal Reserve Board
Kelvin Chen is Manager of the Operational Risk & Fintech Section in the Division of Supervision & Regulation at the Federal Reserve Board. His team focuses on helping the Federal Reserve System understand technological change and the policy and risks issues such change may pose.

In prior roles with federal agencies, Kelvin focused on consumer protection policy and enforcement. He served as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Program Manager for Emerging Payments. There, he led the agency’s policy response to virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, as well as other payment innovations. Prior to that, Kelvin advised an agency head of the Federal Trade Commission on policy and enforcement matters.

Before joining the government, Kelvin was a litigator in the New York offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Kelvin studied Systems Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (’00), attended New York University School of Law (’04), and is an Affiliate of the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy.