Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Since 2000, Leland Chan has been the general counsel for CBA, after serving for six years as associate counsel. In addition to advising the association on legal matters, Leland directs the litigation activities for the association, frequently acts as amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) in state and federal courts, and, in some cases, files suit on behalf of the industry. He is also responsible for regulatory matters affecting banking, frequently preparing comment letters on regulatory proposals, and analyzing new laws and regulations for CBA members.
Prior to joining CBA, Leland was an attorney with the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm. Mr. Chan received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, and graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.