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Sheldon Goldfarb

RBS Americas
General Counsel, Retired
Stamford, CT, USA

Sheldon Goldfarb, recently retired as General Counsel of RBS Americas and a member of RBS senior management in the US. While at RBS he provided strategic leadership to the management of legal risk and managed an integrated legal function of over 70 lawyers. Prior to that, Mr. Goldfarb was managing director and general counsel of RBS Greenwich Capital, a position he had held since 1994. There he led it’s Legal, Compliance, Corporate Communications and Government relations functions. Before joining RBS Greenwich Capital, he was vice president and deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs & Co. and a partner in the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (formerly Reavis & McGrath). He began his career in the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Goldfarb is active in a variety of industry groups and is a frequent speaker at industry-wide conferences. He sat on the Managing Board of The Clearing House Association and was a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for International Bankers; is past chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) General Counsels Committee; and served on the executive committee and as treasurer of SIFMA's Compliance and Legal Division. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Binghamton University Foundation, a past president of the SEC Alumni Association and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the SEC Historical Society. He earned his BA from Binghamton University and a JD cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law. 



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