Edward B. Baer, Managing Director and Senior Counsel in the Legal & Compliance Group at BlackRock, is Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for U.S. iShares. He is the head of BlackRock's U.S. iShares Legal Team, which has responsibility for over 280 exchange traded funds, including funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and funds registered under the Securities Act of 1933. He is also responsible for providing Legal support to BlackRock's Global Valuation Committees.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2004, Mr. Baer was an associate at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, with a focus on registered investment companies and hedge funds. Before joining Willkie, he was an associate at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius with specialization in investment companies.
Mr. Baer earned a B.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School - Newark.