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Heather R. Koenig

Heather R. Koenig

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Global Chief Regulatory Counsel, Head of Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
New York, NY, USA


Heather Koenig is Global Chief Regulatory Counsel for BNY Mellon and leads the company's Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, which manages and oversees BNY Mellon's response to global regulatory reform, including issues arising from the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel, and other global regulatory initiatives. Heather and her team advise on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon's domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues.

Heather joined BNY Mellon in July, 2011 from Bank of America, where she served for five years as Associate General Counsel in various roles. Most recently, she was lead counsel for supervisory and regulatory relations, supporting Bank of America's global risk and compliance functions. Prior to that, Heather held lead counsel roles supporting several businesses, including deposit and debit products, electronic banking, ATMs and banking centers, consumer sales and marketing. Heather also served as lead privacy counsel for Bank of America. 

Prior to joining Bank of America, Heather practiced law for eight years in the Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice group at Skadden Arps in Washington D.C. and in Skadden's International Corporate Finance Practice Group in London. Heather received her B.A. from The College of William and Mary and her JD from American University. While in law school, she held positions at the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  She joined Skadden following a clerkship for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the "Rocket Docket").

Heather is a member of the New York and Washington DC bars and is active in several industry associations, including the New York City Banking Law Committee and the ABA Banking Law Committee's Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, which she co-chairs.

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