David Greenwald – Goldman Sachs

David Greenwald – Goldman Sachs

David Greenwald

Deputy general counsel and international general counsel

Goldman Sachs

 

‘In-house counsel are now acting more and more as critical advisers to the businesses that they cover,’ says David Greenwald, who has been deeply involved in helping his bank recover from the credit crunch. ‘They understand the business itself, the law applicable to it, the company’s culture and hot buttons so they can provide comprehensive advice.’

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Sajid Hussein – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sajid Hussein – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sajid Hussein

EMEA general counsel

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Sajid Hussein’s experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has certainly prepared him for exciting challenges. When he joined Bank of America in 2005, he couldn’t have known that within three years he would be working on one of the biggest deals of his life.

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Stuart Levey – HSBC Holdings

Stuart Levey – HSBC Holdings

Stuart Levey

Chief legal officer and group managing director

HSBC Holdings

 

Stuart Levey joined HSBC in London in January 2012. His hire was a key part of HSBC’s efforts to restructure, reform, and bring on board new leadership to implement HSBC’s new global business strategy and respond most effectively to high-profile investigations in the US.

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Mark Harding – Barclays

Mark Harding – Barclays

Mark Harding

Group general counsel

Barclays

 

Few general counsel attract the levels of respect from fellow in-house lawyers that Mark Harding, group general counsel at Barclays, commands. He was the first chairman of the GC100, which elevated his profile among his in-house counterparts, and he remains active in the organisation. He firmly believes that the in-house community has a duty to work together to reform the relationship between the client and private practice firms.

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