Mary Moran Zeven, a highly experienced financial services executive, has joined Boston University School of Law to lead the LLM in Banking & Financial Law Program following a nation-wide search after former Director Jim Scott retired in January 2019.
For the past 19 years, Zeven has served as the senior vice president and senior managing counsel at State Street Bank and Trust Company in Boston. In this role, she served as the global head of State Street’s Sector Solutions Legal Department, the head of its US Fund Administration Legal Department, and the head of several other legal departments supporting State Street’s Global Services Americas business.
Zeven initiated the company’s Concierge Attorney program for all major international clients, resulting in a coordinated and consistent approach to delivering worldwide legal services. In addition, she participated in the implementation of State Street’s global footprint strategy, which included expansion of services in Latin America, India, Poland and the Nordic market.
In addition to her legal, management, and global outreach experience, Zeven has been a leader in developing mentoring and training programs to support the careers of junior financial services lawyers. She developed the training program for lawyers servicing State Street’s primary Global Services business line. She also created and chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of State Street’s Legal Division, collaborating with Boston’s large firms and financial service companies to develop training programs designed to further the professional development of younger lawyers. She has volunteered her own time to mentor young professionals, as part of the company’s Professional Women’s Network and Senior Women’s Leadership team.
A frequent presenter at industry conferences, Zeven has served on the rules committee of the Investment Company Institute and on several boards of directors. A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, she worked as a corporate lawyer at several large law firms and financial institutions in New York before joining State Street, including serving as general counsel and chief legal officer of Global Asset Management (USA) Inc.
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