Tara Murphy, 55, of Alameda, has been appointed assistant general counsel at the California Department of Business Oversight.
Murphy has been assistant general counsel at the Department of Financial Institutions since 2012.
She was vice president and counsel at Fireside Bank from 1995 to 2012, senior counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1993 to 1995 and manager of field operations at the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1990 to 1992.
Murphy served as senior counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1983 to 1990 and was an associate at Callaghan Callaghan Ruckman and Vaughan from 1982 to 1983.
She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the West Virginia University, College of Law.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $122,196.
is a Democrat.