David C. Phelan

Executive Vice President

David C. Phelan

David Phelan

David Phelan is executive vice president and general counsel of State Street. He leads a global legal team made up of more than 100 experts across all aspects of the institutional investor industry.

Mr. Phelan joined State Street from the Boston office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he was a senior partner for more than a decade and practiced corporate law with a special focus on the representation, domestically and internationally, of investment advisers, investment companies and other collective investment vehicles. He has significant corporate and securities law experience representing public companies, pooled investment vehicles, investment advisers and other issuers on an array of issues, including public reporting, capital raising, as well as regulatory and compliance matters. 

Mr. Phelan is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bar Associations. He received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, where he was an editor of the Tulane Law Review. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College and a Master of Arts degree from Brown University.