Evan Charkes is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel for Bank of America, and supports the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management business, including as chief counsel to the firm’s Private Wealth Management business. Mr. Charkes was previously a Deputy General Counsel at Citi. Mr. Charkes has served on the FINRA National Adjudicatory Council, including as Chair, and the FINRA Compliance Advisory Committee. Mr. Charkes currently is an Adjunct Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Partnership. Mr. Charkes is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia College.