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Gregory Baer


President, The Clearing House Association; Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Clearing House Payments Company, Adjunct Professor of Law

Greg Baer is President of the Clearing House Association and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Clearing House Payments Company, the largest private...

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Greg Baer is President of the Clearing House Association and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Clearing House Payments Company, the largest private sector payments operator in the United States. He leads the Clearing House Association, which represents the interests of its 25 commercial bank owners on regulatory and legislative matters through position papers, academic research, comment letters, and amicus curiae briefs. Professor Baer also oversees the legal functions for the organization’s payments business.

Prior to joining the Clearing House, Professor Baer was Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Policy at JPMorgan Chase. He previously served as General Counsel for Corporate and Regulatory Law at JPMorgan Chase, supervising the company’s legal work with respect to financial reporting, global regulatory affairs, intellectual property, private equity and corporate M&A, and data protection and privacy.

Prior to joining JPMorgan, Professor Baer served as Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Law at Bank of America, and as a partner and co-head of the financial institutions practice at WilmerHale.

From 1999 to 2001, Professor Baer served as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Professor Baer was managing senior counsel at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He began his career as a litigation associate at Williams & Connolly.

Professor Baer received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his A.B. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of two books: The Great Mutual Fund Trap (Random House, 2002) and Life: The Odds (And How to Improve Them) (Penguin-Putnam, 2003).

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