Joseph Sommer

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Joseph Sommer is legal counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is an expert on payments systems law and has published a number of law review articles on the legal underpinnings of the monetary system. Sommer joined the New York Fed in September 1988 as a law clerk. He was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility in legal, and in November 1992 he was promoted to senior attorney.He holds an A.B. in physics from Brown University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.