RC Whitehead is a Director in the Legal Department at Barclays Capital and covers Interest Rates and FX sales and trading and has overall legal responsibility for the Risk Solutions Group, a derivatives structuring and trading desk that assists clients in managing significant exposures, most often in the context of M&A and other levered or one-off transactions. Previously, he was a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer at Pierpont Securities LLC, a broker-dealer that specialized in fixed-income trading. As a Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he headed the US legal team that covered Interest Rates, Fixed-Income Structured Finance, Commodities, Futures, Municipal Finance and Municipal Derivatives. He has also been a Managing Director at Bear Stearns where he managed a global team of lawyers who negotiated various derivatives documentation and a Vice President at Credit Suisse where his coverage included Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity. He began his legal career as a corporate associate at Breed, Abbott & Morgan.
Having graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, an M.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University, RC is a member of the New York Bar and is also qualified to practice in the courts of England and Wales. He is a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom.