Linda P. Drucker is Senior Legal Counsel at Bank of the West, the U.S. subsidiary of global French bank BNP Paribas. Linda is the primary lawyer for the Bank’s broker-dealer and investment advisor subsidiaries, and serves as legal advisor to the New Products and Best Execution committees, among others. Prior to joining the Bank in 2018, Linda was Associate General Counsel of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. where she managed a team of 20 lawyers and legal professionals that handled the company’s arbitration, litigation, collections, and regulatory enforcement matters. During that time, she managed approximately 3500 customer arbitrations. Linda has a strong interest in fintech, and, as a member of one of 2 of the top 10 teams in BOTW’s fintech innovation competition LEAP, she participated in a two-week start-up boot camp with fintech founders and investors in 2018. Linda is a member of the Keiretsu Forum and the Harvard alumni angel investing networks. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and an honors graduate of the Stanford Law School, she is also a FINRA arbitrator and a frequent speaker at SIFMA regional and national conferences.