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Sarah Lee

Bank of America
Managing Director, Global Head of Regulatory Reform and Fixed Income Derivatives - Legal
New York, NY, USA


Sarah J. Lee is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York and is Global Head of Fixed Income Derivatives and Regulatory Reform in the Legal Department. Ms. Lee has been with Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 1996, spending six years in the London office and moving to New York in January 2003. Ms. Lee has very broad derivatives and regulatory experience and has worked most recently in the US and Europe on regulatory reform initiatives working with policymakers and regulators in Washington DC and Brussels.  Ms. Lee is also an active member of many ISDA working groups for derivative products including credit, interest rates, FX and property derivatives. As an experienced industry practitioner, Ms. Lee is currently serving as one of the members of the ISDA Advisory Board to the ISDA Documentation Committee.

Ms Lee has been recognised in the industry for her leadership in her field of expertise winning the Global Counsel Award Individual of the Year 2011 for Regulatory Financial Services and most recently International Financial Law Review In-House Award at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2012. Ms Lee was also one of the 3 solicitors shortlisted in England and Wales as In House Solicitor of the Year 2011. 

Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ms. Lee was a solicitor at Denton Wilde Sapte during which time she spent eight months in their Tokyo office.

Ms. Lee received an LL.B. degree with honors from Kingston University, London, England.

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