JPMorgan Chase Brings On Government Vet.
In November, JPMorgan Chase named a new general counsel for its corporate and investment banking division. Cyrus Amir-Mokri came from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which he rejoined for about a year, but prior to that he served as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions. In that position, which Amir-Mokri held for almost three years, he was responsible for developing and coordinating Treasury’s policies on issues affecting financial institutions.
Prior to that role with the Treasury, Amir-Mokri served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and as the agency’s deputy representative to the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Before joining the government, Amir-Mokri worked at Skadden where he focused on complex securities and antitrust litigation. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, his doctor of philosophy from the University of Chicago and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
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