Gregory Cavanagh

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Greg Cavanagh is currently deputy general counsel and senior vice president in the legal group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he heads the financial services, technology, and contracts division.  Mr. Cavanagh joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as an attorney in October 2004. Before coming to the bank, Mr. Cavanagh was an associate at White & Case LLP in New York, where he worked in the firm’s banking and securities practices. Prior to law school, he worked in the mortgage-banking division of a large superregional bank in Minneapolis and as a risk management analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Mr. Cavanagh received his bachelor of arts in 1996 from the University of Minnesota, where he majored in international relations, and his law degree in 2003 from the Columbia University School of Law. He is a member of the New York bar.

Mr. Cavanagh served as vice chair and then chair of the payments subcommittee of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Between 2006 and 2016, he coauthored the portion of the annual survey dealing with payments law that is published in THE BUSINESS LAWYER under the sponsorship of the Business Law Section’s UCC Committee. From 2007 until 2010, he was a member of the Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee of the New York City Bar.



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