David Phelan

David Phelan
General Counsel

David Phelan is executive vice president and general counsel at State Street. He leads our legal, corporate administration, regulatory and security (LCARS) functions globally. David is also a member of our Executive Committee, the company's most senior strategy and policy-making team.

David joined us 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 investment management industry, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Through private practice and serving as general counsel at State Street, he has significant asset servicing, asset management, corporate and securities law experience.

David is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bar Associations. He received a Juris Doctor 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.