Edward P. O’Keefe

Ed O’Keefe is a Member at Moore & Van Allen and co-heads their Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Practice.  O’Keefe, former Global General Counsel of Bank of America, advises and represents financial institutions.  Having also headed or served as a senior executive with Bank of America’s compliance, technology, human resources and operations functions, O’Keefe’s experience includes investigations, litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, cybersecurity, and risk management.  His practice includes advising on all aspects of regulatory compliance, including technology issues, anti-bribery/anti-corruption, AML/BSA, resolution planning, stress testing and responding to regulatory inquiries.  O’Keefe also advises General Counsel and their leaders on law department management and governance, including engagement with regulators and control functions.  He has held multiple leadership roles in the financial industry and the community, including Chair of The Clearing House Association, the industry association of the largest banks.  O’Keefe has represented financial institutions before the U.S. Congress and the U.K. financial regulatory authorities, as well as the Federal Reserve, DOJ, SEC, OCC, CFPB, FDIC and EEOC.  Chambers & Partners has recognized O’Keefe’s expertise in Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance), ranking him with other industry leaders at a Nationwide Band 3 level. Ed holds a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.