R. Scott Henderson

Bank of America

Scott Henderson serves as Deputy General Counsel and Legal Executive supporting Bank of America’s Consumer and Small Business Banking Division, a position he has held since 2019. Previously, Scott also supported the Bank’s Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs divisions, including the Bank of America Charitable Foundation (between 2013 and 2021). Scott led the legal team supporting the Bank’s Global Wealth and Investment Management division (between 2006 and 2013, and again between 2016 and 2019); from 2009 to 2013, those responsibilities included legal support of the Bank’s wealth management businesses in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Scott has served as a member of the Corporate Benefits Committee, which oversees management of $40 billion in defined benefit and defined contribution pension plan assets, and represented the Bank of America pension plans as a member of the Council of Institutional Investors. Before joining Bank of America as the lead lawyer for its Asset Management division (Columbia Management) in 2004, Scott was Of Counsel in the securities regulation, investment management, ERISA, and corporate governance practice groups at Bingham McCutchen (now Morgan Lewis) in Boston. His practice focused on complex or contentious matters affecting institutional investors, including securities regulation and litigation. Between 1994 and 2001, Scott served as General Counsel, and then Executive Director and Acting Chief Investment Office of the Pension Reserves Investment Management (“PRIM”) Board, which invests the assets of public employees and teachers retirement systems in Massachusetts. Prior to that, Scott clerked for the Hon. Ruggero J. Aldisert, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and was a securities litigator at Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) in New York and Bingham McCutchen in Boston. Scott earned his law degree from Albany Law School, Union University, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Scott is a member of the board of the New England Legal Foundation, and has served as Co Chair of the Stanford Law School Fiduciary College, Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Task Force on Corporate Governance, Chairman of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, Co-Chairman of the Plan Governance Committee of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Chairman of the Private Equity Working Group of the Council of Institutional Investors, and a Visiting Fellow in Private Equity at the Amos Tuck School of Business. He was also a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Investment Committee of The Home for Little Wanderers, New England’s oldest charitable foundation. Scott has lectured frequently on fiduciary, investment, and corporate governance matters.


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