Michael S. Edwards is an attorney-at-law with extensive experience representing businesses, non-profit organizations, financial institutions and financial professionals. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Council of Credit Unions–a non-profit trade association and federal government contractor with operations around the world–and was Senior Assistant General Counsel of another credit union trade association, the Credit Union National Association. He holds a J. D. from American University-Washington College of Law, an M.A. from American University-School of International Service and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.