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Betty Whelchel

BNP Paribas
U.S. Head of Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs
New York, NY, USA


Betty Whelchel is the Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for BNP Paribas’ wholesale operations in the U.S.  In this capacity, she also covers BNP Paribas’ intermediate holding company.

Betty’s career has focused upon financial services law and regulation.  Upon graduating Harvard Law School in 1981, she began work at the U.S. Treasury Department as an attorney in the General Counsel’s honors program.  She moved to Shearman & Sterling in 1984, where she worked in the firm’s New York and Tokyo offices.  In 1990, she joined Deutsche Bank AG, where she served first as Deputy General Counsel for the bank’s U.S. operations and then as Global General Counsel for its world-wide asset management businesses. She joined BNP Paribas in 2005 as General Counsel for the Americas, moving to her current role as Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs in 2016.

Betty is active in industry initiatives related to financial regulatory reform and corporate governance.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Bankers’ Board of Trustees and chairs its committee on legislative and regulatory developments.  She also has served on several committees at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, including the Task Force on the Lawyer’s Role in Corporate Governance.

Betty is a recipient of the 2015 Legal 500 Individual of the Year in Financial Services and the 2013 Burton “Legend in the Law” Award.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Betty Whelchel is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Columbus, OH
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Cleveland, OH
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Nashville, TN
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Boston, MA
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 01, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
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