Gregory Baer
Gregory
A.
Baer
President/EVP & General Counsel
The Clearing House

Columbia Headquarters

70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700
Columbia, MD 21044

Gregory Baer is the president & general counsel for The Clearing House, where he leads its analytical, litigation and advocacy efforts. Prior to joining The Clearing House, Gregory was managing director and general counsel for corporate and regulatory law at JP Morgan Chase. There, he supervised the company’s legal work with respect to financial reporting, global regulatory affairs, intellectual property, private equity and corporate M&A, and data protection and privacy. 

Previously, Gregory served as a deputy general counsel at Bank of America, and as a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr. From 1999 to 2001, he served as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, after serving as deputy assistant secretary. Prior to working for the Treasury Department, Gregory was managing senior counsel at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

Gregory received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1987 and served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984. He is the author of two books: The Great Mutual Fund Trap (Random House, 2002) and Life: The Odds (And How to Improve Them) (Penguin-Putnam, 2003).