R. Bryan Woodard
Deputy General Counsel
R. Bryan Woodard is executive vice president and deputy general counsel with responsibility for managing the legal affairs of all bank products offered by State Street Corporation, including Institutional Services, State Street Global Markets, State Street AlphaSM, Global Credit Finance and Global Treasury.
In this role, Bryan oversees a global team of attorneys located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific supporting our custody, middle office, trading and investment platforms and capital markets businesses, including equities, foreign exchange, and securities lending. Bryan is the chair of New Business and Product Review Approval Committee, and is a member of the Asset and Liability Committee, Trading and Market Risk Committee and Fiduciary Risk Committee.
Before joining us, Bryan was a senior associate with Ropes & Gray, a pre-eminent global law firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, where he represented private equity funds and public companies in connection with debt and equity securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, and advised public clients on a wide range of securities law compliance and governance issues. Earlier, he was an officer in the United States Air Force.
Bryan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the United States Air Force Academy and his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he was also editor of the Boston College Law Review. He is an executive committee member of the Financial Markets Lawyers Group sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Bryan is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.