David C. Heaton

Associate General Counsel & Managing Director, Bank of America Corporation

David currently serves as Deputy General Counsel responsible for managing the legal teams supporting Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Edge, Investment Solutions Group, Merrill Chief Investment Office and Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions business units.

In this role, David advises BAC Management Team Members, Senior Risk and Compliance executives on legal, regulatory and reputational risk matters impacting Merrill. 

David’s background is predominantly in the retail brokerage and investment management space and the retail/institutional alternative investments.  Prior to joining the Bank, David was Counsel at two international law firms, WilmerHale and Sullivan & Worcester. At both WilmerHale and Sullivan & Worcester, he was a member of the Investment Management Practice Groups, where he advised investment advisers, broker dealers, hedge funds, mutual funds and CTA/CPOs on various formation, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters.