Stephanie Heller is presently a vice president in the Legal Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She provides legal support to the operations areas of the Bank, including funds and securities transfer services and check collection services.
Ms. Heller earned her law degree from New York University in 1991 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Stanford University. She is a member of the New York and Washington D.C. bars. After completing her law degree in 1991, Ms. Heller joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as an attorney. In June of 1993, Ms. Heller took a leave of absence from the Bank to work for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington. After spending a year at the Board, Ms. Heller returned to the Bank. She was made an officer of the Bank in September of 1995 and vice president of the Bank in December of 1999. Ms. Heller also served as one of the Bank's ethics officer from 1994 until May 2001. In the fall of 2002, Ms. Heller joined the adjunct faculty at Brooklyn Law School.
Ms. Heller is a member of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and chair of its UCC Committee. Ms. Heller is also a member of the American Law Institute. She currently serves as a member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the UCC. She formerly served as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Uniform State Laws Committee. Ms. Heller served as the American Bar Association adviser to the 2002 UCC Articles 3/4/4A drafting committee which was established under the auspices of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute. She was one of the reporters to the American Bar Association Task Force on Stored Value Products. She co-authored The ABCs of the UCC, Article 4A: Funds Transfers, (ABA 1997). She has also published numerous articles concerning legal aspects of funds transfers, check collection and e-commerce and regularly lectures on payments law topics.