Todd M. Baskin is the Deputy General Counsel for Global Banking at Bank of America. Todd leads a team of approximately 150 attorneys responsible for global legal coverage of investment banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, business banking, wholesale credit, global transaction services, special assets group, and corporate M&A. He also is co-head of the Global Banking and Global Markets Business Selection and Conflicts group, which is responsible for anticipating, identifying and managing potential conflicts of interest. In addition, he is co-chair of the Global Banking and Global Markets Reputation Risk Committee.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Todd was a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers Inc., where he advised investment bankers involved in capital markets and M&A transactions as well as the firm’s commitment committee and fairness opinion committee.
Todd is a frequent speaker at SIFMA on legal issues in investment banking. He also is a regular guest lecturer at Tulane Law School, where he teaches a class on conflicts of interest for the advanced level course Corporate Dealmaking: Law, Policy, & Practice.
Todd worked as a corporate associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he advised clients on banking, securities and M&A transactions. He served as law clerk to former New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice Marie L. Garibaldi, the first woman to serve on New Jersey’s highest court.
Todd graduated, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and received his J.D., from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.
Todd serves on the board of directors of Pro Bono Net, an organization that works to bring the power of the law to all by building cutting-edge digital tools and fostering collaborations with the nation’s leading civil legal organizations.