I am committed to providing strategic legal services of the highest possible standard to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, and senior leadership.
Manisha Merchant | Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Manisha Merchant has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2022. She is responsible for the legal affairs of the Company and providing legal advice to our Board, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and senior management. Previously, she served as EVP, Deputy General Counsel for Banc of California, N.A. (2016-2022) (NYSE:BANC) after serving as SVP, Associate General Counsel (2014-2016). Prior to that, Ms. Merchant served as VP, Senior Counsel II for Union Bank (2009-2014); FVP, Senior Counsel for Washington Mutual and its successor, JPMorgan Chase (2007-2009); and Legal Counsel for Western Financial Bank and its successor, Wachovia Bank (2002-2007).
Active in the community, Ms. Merchant previously served as a member of the board of directors of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA (2009-2020). She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California, Irvine, and both her Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Business Administration degrees from the University of Connecticut. She is licensed to practice law in California.