Maureen A. Young is Senior Regulatory Counsel and Senior Vice President at Bank of the West, a member of the BNP Paribas Group.  She advises on a wide range of financial services regulatory, data privacy and security, compliance, examination, enforcement and corporate governance matters, as well as regulatory strategy and policy issues.  She supports major business initiatives involving the Bank and its U.S. and global BNP Paribas affiliates, including innovation and fintech projects.  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to joining Bank of the West in 2016, Maureen was Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at MUFG Union Bank, serving as a lead lawyer on key regulatory and implementation projects and as lead privacy counsel to the Privacy and Information Security team. The strategic projects she supported included strategy for and formation of a U.S. intermediate holding company as required by the Federal Reserve’s Enhanced Prudential Standards regulations. She also served as legal centerpost on a major business integration consolidating the U.S. workforce under one legal entity and integrating business line management and operations across MUFG’s legal entities in the Americas.

Maureen was previously a partner at a large international law firm, where she was a member of the Financial Institutions Corporate and Regulatory Group, Commercial Technology Group, and was Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the firm’s Privacy and Security Group. Before joining the firm in 2003, Maureen was Assistant General Counsel in Bank of America’s Legal Department, Regulatory and Corporate Services Group.

Maureen is well-established in the California and national banking and financial services industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Women of San Francisco, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Programs Committee.  She is a past Chair of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee, as well as a past Chair of the Financial Institutions Committee of the California Lawyers Association and past President of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association.  She organizes presentations and speaks regularly to financial and professional organizations.

She received her J.D. from University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, her Ph.D. and M.A. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from University of California at Berkeley, and her A.B. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Georgetown University.

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