Adrienne Harris
Faculty Affiliates

Adrienne A. Harris

Former Co-Faculty Director of the Center on Finance, Law & Policy; Professor of Practice at the Ford School

Adrienne Harris is a former professor of practice, with support from the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence program, at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and a co-faculty director of the Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the University of Michigan. She advised fintech companies, incumbent financial institutions, and large venture capital firms. Before joining the University of Michigan, Adrienne was the Chief Business Officer and General Counsel a San Francisco-based, insur-tech start-up for which she later served as an Advisor.

Adrienne served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the Bank Director FinXTech Advisory Board, as a Network Leader for Village Global, on the NYU Stern School of Business’ Fintech Advisory Board of the Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation, and as a Term Member on the Council of Foreign Relations.

Adrienne was a Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council in the Obama White House, where her portfolio included financial reform, financial technology, cyber security, consumer protection, and housing finance reform. At the White House, Adrienne spearheaded the development of the Administration’s fintech strategy. She came to the White House from the U.S. Department of Treasury where she served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin.

Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Adrienne was an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. From 2007 to 2008, she was a Judicial Clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Stephen C. Robinson.

Adrienne earned her M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business, her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and her B.A. from Georgetown University, where she graduated with honors.