Evan Charkes

  • Professor


BA, Columbia College
JD, Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Charkes is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he specializes in the area of securities and broker dealer regulation. Professor Charkes provides legal coverage for the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management business. He began his career in 1985 as a litigator with the New York City law firm, Shea & Gould. He later practiced as a litigator with the law firm Spengler, Carlson, Gubar & Brodsky. Professor Charkes began his career as an in-house attorney with PaineWebber in 1992. He then worked for Citigroup from 1999-2009 as a Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel supporting the Global Wealth Management division, which included Smith Barney. He joined Bank of America in 2011. Professor Charkes is a Member of the FINRA National Adjudicatory Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pro Bono Partnership. He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Law Journal and The Wall Street Lawyer regarding securities regulation. He is also a member of the SIFMA Compliance and Regulatory Policy Committee, which he co-chaired in 2008-09 and 2011-2017. He is a frequent speaker on securities regulation, including for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Practicing Law Institute, and the American Bar Association.