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Kevin D. Leitão

Ballard Spahr LLP

New York, NY, USA


Kevin Leitão is a seasoned attorney and business executive with more than 15 years of in-house counsel and compliance leadership experience. He has developed and led risk-based compliance, security, privacy, vendor management and BSA/AML programs at several companies, including GE Capital (Consumer Finance and Commercial Finance), Merrill Lynch, TIAA-CREF and Softcard. Since joining Ballard Spahr in 2015, Mr. Leitão has advised clients in a range of industries on digital commerce, data security, privacy, risk management/governance, BSA/AML matters and compliance program development.

Mr. Leitão’s risk assessment and risk management work includes participating in enterprise risk management program development, developing and serving on risk governance committees, selecting and implementing “governance, risk and control” tools and supporting initiatives to foster convergence among control group activities, including compliance, internal audit, information security and operational risk management. He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Kevin began his legal career as a corporate and regulatory lawyer at LeBouef, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae in New York. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, Cambridge University (which he attended as a Marshall Scholar) and Brown University.

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