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Michael Paese

Global Co-Lead, Office of Government Affairs, Goldman Sachs

Michael is global co-head of the Office of Government Affairs. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2009.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael was executive vice president for Global Advocacy at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), where he was responsible for global legal, governmental, and legislative affairs and advocacy initiatives. Previously, he was Deputy Staff Director of the US House Financial Services Committee and he also had joint responsibility for Committee policy related to the banking, securities and insurance industries.

Earlier in his career, Michael worked at Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, where he held several senior positions, including executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Before joining Mercantile, he held the position of Senior Minority Counsel with the House Financial Services Committee. Michael has also held positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell with the financial institutions practice.

Michael earned a BA from Notre Dame and a JD from Notre Dame Law School.