Scott Alvarez joined the Federal Reserve Board in 1981 as a staff attorney and became a senior attorney in 1985. In 1989, Alvarez was then appointed to the Board’s official staff as Assistant General Counsel, was named Associate General Counsel in 1991 and then became General Counsel in 2004. He has worked with Board members and senior System staff to develop policies and legal positions on domestic banking issues. He has also been responsible for legal analysis relating to bank acquisitions and mergers.
He earned a B.A. in economics from Princeton University in 1977 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981.