Russell Schrader is Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Associate General Counsel - Global Enterprise Risk for Visa Inc. He is responsible for privacy, risk, and payment systems policies and legal issues at Visa and a principal legal liaison for Visa financial institutions attorneys on regulatory issues.
Mr. Schrader has developed an international presence in privacy and enterprise risk. He is on the advisory boards of the Future of Privacy Forum and Centre for Information Policy Leadership's international accountability projects. He is a recurring chairman of the American Conference Institute programs on Privacy and Security of Consumer and Employee Information as well as their program on Cyber and Data Risk Insurance. He has presented at International Association of Privacy Professionals and Online Trust Alliance meetings.
Mr. Schrader maintains and extends client and government contacts important to Visa's business and strategy, including Attorneys General, FTC Commissioners, Congressional Members and staff, Commerce and other White House staff, the Federal Reserve (where he was a member of its Consumer Advisory Committee) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is a director of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Mr. Schrader holds a J.D. from Duke University, an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. His legal articles have appeared in the Business Lawyer, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, and Privacy and Information Law Report. Mr. Schrader is a Regent of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Attorneys and former chairman of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Committee on electronic payments.
Prior to Visa, Mr. Schrader headed the National Consumer group in the Legal Department of Chase in New York City. He was responsible for legal services to the mortgage, auto, home equity, and unsecured lending businesses.