Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Mon 18 Aug - Wed 20 Aug, 2014

Heather Russell Heather Russell (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA


Global Regulatory Counsel, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, New York, NY

Most Recently Attended: (2013)
Out of the Shadows: Regulation for the Non-Banking Financial Sector

Heather KOENIG is global chief regulatory counsel for The Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon Corporation and leads the company’s Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, which manages and oversees BNY Mellon’s response to global regulatory reform, including issues arising from the Dodd- Frank Act, Basel, and other global regulatory initiatives. She and her team advise on advocacy and policy initiatives of the company to support BNY Mellon’s domestic and international operations, and they also support all bank regulatory and supervisory issues. Ms.Koenig joined BNY Mellon in July, 2011 from Bank of America, where she served for five years as associate general counsel in various roles. Most recently, she was lead counsel for supervisory and regulatory relations, supporting Bank of America’s global risk and compliance functions. Prior to that, she held lead counsel roles supporting several businesses, including deposit and debit products, electronic banking, ATMs and banking centers, consumer sales and marketing. She also served as lead privacy counsel for Bank of America. Prior to joining Bank of America, Ms.Koenig practiced law for eight years in the Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice Group at Skadden Arps in Washington DC and in Skadden’s International Corporate Finance Practice Group in London. She received a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and a J.D. from American University. Ms. Koenig is a member of the New York and Washington DC bars and is active in several industry associations, including the New York City Banking Law Committee and the ABA Banking Law Committee’s Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, which she co-chairs.