Julie Copeland is now the Head of AML and Sanctions for the Americas at Société Générale. She had been the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IDB Bank® which is a $9 billion FDIC insured bank and one of the largest full-service commercial banks in the New York region.
Prior to becoming IDB Bank's General Counsel, Ms. Copeland was the Director of the Global Monetary & Financial Control Group at Merrill Lynch, which group was responsible for Merrill's global anti-money laundering compliance program for its capital markets, asset management and retail businesses. The Group was also responsible for supervision of OFAC, FCPA and political contributions compliance. Ms. Copeland held other positions at Merrill, including becoming the first director of global compliance for Merrill's international retail branches.
Prior to her years at Merrill, Ms. Copeland was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and before that, an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office.
Ms. Copeland is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law.