Ed O’Keefe will join the litigation practice group at Moore & Van Allen next month, vacating his current post as deputy general counsel and global legal operations executive of Bank of America.
O’Keefe joined Bank of America in 2004 and has held a number of positions during his 11-year tenure, including general counsel from January 2009 until September 2012. Gary Lynch, a former Morgan Stanley executive who joined Bank of America in 2011, now serves as general counsel.
Within the financial services industry, O’Keefe has also served in other senior leadership positions, including as chair of the Clearing House Association Board.
“(O’Keefe) is a highly distinguished member of the financial and legal community and widely respected for his successful and invaluable leadership of Bank of America’s legal team, particularly amidst the height of the financial crisis that impacted both the domestic and global economy,” Ernie Reigel, the firm’s chairman, said in a statement Tuesday.
O’Keefe is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the North Carolina, New York and New Jersey Bar Associations.
With nearly 300 attorneys and offices in Charlotte, the Research Triangle and Charleston, Moore & Van Allen is one of the largest law firms in the Southeast.