Ben Spohn
VP, Associate General Counsel
First Republic Bank


Ben is a strategic financial services lawyer and business leader with over 15 years’ experience as an in-house and outside counsel to banks and fintechs, most recently as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at First Republic Bank (now a brand of J.P. Morgan Chase), where Ben served as the lead counsel to the bank’s mortgage lending business. Ben has worked across a variety of industry verticals, through which experiences he has engaged with and counseled his clients on a variety of issues at the intersection of financial services and artificial intelligence. Ben is currently in his second term as co-president of the Bay Area Financial Services Legal Association (BAFSLA), chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Consumer Financial Services – Housing Finance subcommittee, and vice chair of the California Lawyer’s Association’s (CLA) Financial Institutions Committee.

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