Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Members Barbara Meeks and Ed O’Keefe’s article titled, “Pursuit of a Regulatory Practice Dream: The Story of 2 Powerhouse Bank GCs Uniting,” was published by Corporate Counsel on July 26, 2019. In the article, Meeks and O’Keefe share their personal vision for a world-class bank regulatory practice that would provide practical, innovative results while retaining Southeastern rates and culture.
Historically, financial regulatory lawyers have rooted themselves in New York or Washington, D.C. to develop thriving practices. Charlotte’s resurgence as a financial center—now once again the nation’s second largest banking center—coupled with the increasing availability of local, reasonably priced and talented banking practitioners, has changed all that.
….You can read the full article here.
Ed O’Keefe, former Global General Counsel of Bank of America Corporation, advises and represents financial institutions. Having also headed or served as a senior executive with Bank of America’s compliance, technology, human resources and operations functions, O’Keefe’s broad experience includes all aspects of investigations litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, cybersecurity, risk management and compensation. O’Keefe’s practice includes advising on all aspects of regulatory compliance, including BSA/AML, anti-bribery/anti-corruption, resolution planning, stress testing and responding to regulatory inquiries. He also advises General Counsel and their leaders on law department management, including engagement with regulators and control functions. A former Deputy General Counsel for Deutsche Bank AG and Chair of The Clearing House Association, O’Keefe has represented financial institutions before the U.S. Congress and the U.K. financial regulatory authorities, global agencies and courts, as well as the Federal Reserve, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. View Mr. O’Keefe’s full bio.