Marla Alhadeff is Deputy General Counsel and the Global Head of both the Litigation and Technology legal functions. She is responsible for all litigation matters globally and plays a senior strategic role in managing the most challenging, complex and high-profile litigation and controversy matters facing the company. In addition, Marla has responsibility for supervising the Technology Legal team, which covers areas involving intellectual property, data governance, privacy, innovation, cybersecurity, sourcing and third-party governance. Before joining BNY Mellon in 2008, she was Senior Counsel at Deutsche Bank, where she managed various significant litigation and enforcement matters.
Earlier in her career, Marla served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She held various leadership positions there, including Chief Appellate Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Civil Division and Chief of the Civil Division. She was recognized with a number of awards, including the Stimson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Office of the US Attorney, and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. She began her career at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, as a litigation associate. Marla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY-Binghamton, and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.