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Evan J. Charkes

Bank of America
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Wealth & Investment Management
New York, NY, USA


Evan Charkes is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel for Bank of America, and supports the  Merrill Lynch Wealth Management business.  In that role, Evan provides advice on securities laws, rules, and regulation to the management teams and Financial Advisors for that business. Evan has spent a significant portion of his career supporting wealth management businesses, including at Citi, where he was a Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel.  Evan has also spent a portion of his career supporting banking related businesses for global banks, including as Director of Financial Holding Company Compliance for Morgan Stanley, and as Deputy General Counsel for Citi’s Commercial Business Group.  Evan started his career as a litigation associate in private practice in New York City.  Evan is currently the co-chair of the SIFMA Compliance and Regulatory Policy Committee and former co-chair of the SIFMA Self-Regulation and Supervisory Practices Committee.  He is also a former member of the FINRA Compliance Advisory Committee and FINRA International Committee.  Evan is a frequent contributor to the New York Law Journal and Wall Street Lawyer, and is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia College.
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