Chief Legal Officer, Santander US
Brian Yoshida is the Chief Legal Officer for Santander US, overseeing all legal operations and providing legal advice and support for Santander entities, businesses and functions across the United States. Brian is also responsible for Santander US Government Relations and Public Policy, Regulatory Relations, and the duties of the Corporate Secretary and Governance functions.
Prior to joining Santander, Brian was Senior Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel at M&T Bank Corporation. During his tenure at M&T, Brian specialized in general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, financial reporting, treasury/ALCO, bank regulatory, corporate governance and executive compensation. He also has deep experience with litigation, labor and employment, corporate real estate, vendor contracts, commercial lending and leasing, wealth management, corporate trust, intellectual property and information security.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Buffalo Law School, and MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.