Edward P. O'Keefe

Member of the Litigation Practice

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Ed O’Keefe, former General Counsel of Bank of America Corporation, advises and represents financial institutions. Having also headed or served as a senior executive with the bank’s compliance, technology, human resources and operations functions, Ed’s broad experience includes all aspects of litigation, regulatory compliance, governance, cybersecurity, risk management and compensation, including the structuring and management of pension and equity plans. A former Deputy General Counsel for Deutsche Bank AG and Chair of The Clearing House Association, Ed has represented financial institutions before the U.S. Congress and the U.K. Financial Services Authority, global agencies and courts, as well as the Federal Reserve, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mr. O'Keefe is active in and recognized for legal and public service, including serving as Co-chair of the Steering Committee for the General Counsel Leadership Network, a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Board Chair of the United Way of Central Carolinas and the President of Council for Children’s Rights. Ed is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and also serves on the US Global Leadership Coalition’s North Carolina Advisory Committee and the Best Lawyers’ Board of Advisors. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including Law 360 Innovative Law Department, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award of Excellence, North Carolina Super Lawyer and Business North Carolina Legal Elite. Ed regularly speaks on bank regulatory issues, cybersecurity and legal risk management.