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Jeffrey Carp

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
State Street

Jeff Carp is executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of State Street, where he is responsible for State Street’s legal, regulatory, compliance and security functions globally. He is also a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.

Before joining State Street in 2006, Mr. Carp served as general counsel at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) for approximately two years. He was chairman of MFS’ offshore funds, chaired the policy and proxy committees, and was a member of the extended operations, internal compliance controls, strategic alliance, securities valuation, code of ethics, new products, portfolio trade oversight and Sarbanes-Oxley certification committees. 

Prior to joining MFS, Mr. Carp spent 22 years in the corporate department of Hale & Dorr, LLP (the predecessor of Wilmer Hale), where he was a senior partner and served on a variety of committees, including the executive committee, and was the chair of the corporate department opinions committee. Mr. Carp had a transactional corporate and securities practice with an emphasis on securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and the representation of financial institutions.

Mr. Carp has lectured to legal and professional organizations and participated on panels at industry conferences on compensation, Sarbanes-Oxley, legal opinions, soft dollar, regulatory examinations and other corporate and securities law topics. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston.

Mr. Carp received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University National Law School, where he served as an editor of the George Washington Law Review.  Mr. Carp is a member of the American and Massachusetts Bar Associations.