Matthew Biben L'92
Adjunct Professor of Law
Mr. Biben serves as General Counsel, Chase Consumer Businesses, and Senior Legal Adviser to JPMorgan Chase. In this position, Mr. Biben is responsible for the legal and compliance activities for Chase's consumer businesses including: Mortgage Banking, Consumer and Business Banking, Auto Finance and Student Lending, and Card businesses.
Before joining Chase while at BNY Mellon, Mr. Biben personally spearheaded all litigation and securities and bank regulatory investigations presenting franchise risk and negotiated favorable public and non-public resolutions with bank and securities regulators and federal prosecutors, including the Non-Prosecution Agreement with the US Attorney’s Offices for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, resolving the Russian money laundering investigation and RW Leasing bank fraud investigations. In addition, Mr. Biben advises on corporate governance and serves as Chairman of the Sensitive Issue Oversight Committee (“SIOC”). SIOC, which is responsible for the oversight of suspicious activity, ethics complaints, as well as any sensitive issue that presents material financial, regulatory, or reputational risk to the Company.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Biben served for six years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant United States Attorney in its Criminal Division where he received the Attorney General’s Director Award for superior performance. As an AUSA, Mr. Biben investigated and prosecuted cases involving: labor racketeering and union corruption in the construction industry, money laundering, bank and securities fraud and fictitious securities cases, mail and wire fraud, organized crime, weapons trafficking and violent crime including murder in aid of racketeering and supervised numerous eavesdropping investigations. Mr. Biben served as lead prosecutor for the tax evasion, racketeering and fraud prosecution of one of the nation’s most prolific immigration lawyers and 16 law firm employees. Mr. Biben also served as lead prosecutor for 73-defendant RICO prosecution involving the Genovese crime family’s widespread racketeering activity. Finally, Mr. Biben participated in the multi-jurisdictional investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and drafted material witness and immunity affidavits, search warrants, and electronic communication seizure applications; analyzed foreign intelligence and coordinated with foreign law enforcement; and conducted debriefings and Grand Jury proceedings involving hostile witnesses. Prior to his tenure as federal prosecutor, Mr. Biben served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he principally prosecuted white-collar fraud and narcotics violations. Mr. Biben has argued numerous appeals in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and was lead counsel in more than 25 federal and state trials.