Kersti Hanson is Assistant General Counsel & Director at BofA Merrill Lynch where she covers equity capital markets and investment grade debt capital markets. Prior to joining BofA Merrill Lynch in 2010, Kersti practiced in the capital markets groups at Shearman & Sterling LLP and Sidley Austin LLP in New York. Kersti is a member of BofA Merrill Lynch Legal Department’s Diversity & Inclusion Business Council. Kersti holds a BA from the University of New South Wales in Australia, a LLB (Hons) from Otago University in New Zealand and a LLM. from Columbia University in the City of New York.