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Sylvia Khatcherian is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Legal and Compliance Division, and Global Head of the legal group responsible for Technology, Outsourcing, Privacy, Intellectual Property and E-Commerce matters across all Morgan Stanley business units and operations in 42 jurisdictions world-wide. The business units she covers include the firm’s Global Technology & Data and Operations organizations, Information and IT Security Groups, Strategy and Execution Group, Global Marketing, and Business Continuity Management. She negotiates transactions for and advises the firm on a broad range of areas, including protection and management of information and IP assets, privacy, data protection and cross border data transfers, electronic connectivity and online business activities.
Ms. Khatcherian also guides and partners with the senior leadership on enhancements to governance structures, policies and procedures to meet regulatory expectations. She is a member of several governance and risk management committees, including the Technology Governance Committee, Technology & Data Risk Committee, Information Security Governance Committee, Supplier Risk Governance Committee, and the Global Workforce Strategy Steering Committee. She is the firm’s representative on the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Technology and Regulation Committee, where she is Co-Chair of its Outsourcing Subcommittee.
Previously, Ms. Khatcherian managed the Technology Law group in the American Express General Counsel’s Office, supporting technology, intellectual property and electronic commerce initiatives for all American Express companies, and was a member of the American Express Technologies Executive Team.
Prior to joining American Express, Ms. Khatcherian was an equity partner in Brown Raysman & Millstein, a law firm specializing in Technology and IP matters.
Ms. Khatcherian is currently a member of the Management Board of the International Bar Association (IBA) (since 2005) and the Chair of the IBA Legal Practice Division. She has served as the Treasurer of the IBA, and currently also serves on the Board of Trustees of the IBA US Foundation, a charitable foundation, and the IBA Human Rights Institute. The IBA’s Management Board is responsible for managing the business, finances and affairs of the Association, including the remuneration and supervision of the Executive Director and the supervision of the activities of the constituent divisions.
Ms. Khatcherian is a founding member of the West 116th Street Community Association in Central Harlem, New York, and she served for over 15 years on the Board, as President, Vice President and Treasurer, at various times, of 211 East 18th Street Owners, Inc, a residential co-op of 110 units in NYC.
Ms Khatcherian earned an AB, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Economics from Barnard College, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.