Hugh Patton is an Associate General Counsel and SVP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Hugh handles investigations conducted by the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, CFTC and state securities regulators. He has worked as an enforcement attorney at the SEC and FINRA, and worked in Ukraine, Iraq and the Philippines as a legal advisor and senior manager on capital markets development projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Hugh started his career at Hogan & Hartson. He has a J.D. from the University of Virginia and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.