Phil Gillespie served until March of 2019 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at State Street Global Advisors. Mr. Gillespie joined State Street in 2008 and was responsible for the global legal affairs of the firm and oversaw a team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, and assistants. He was also a member of the firm’s executive management group. Previously, he served at Oppenheimer Funds, where he was an Assistant Secretary, Senior Vice President, and Deputy General Counsel, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the legal department. Prior to this, he was the First Vice President of Legal Advisory at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he managed a team of attorneys and paralegals providing legal services and oversight for its U.S based investment teams, operations, and its U.S. registered fund business. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Gillespie was an Attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission holding posts as Senior Counsel in the Legal Policy and Counseling Group of the SEC’s Office of the General Counsel and as Senior Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. Prior to this, he was an Associate in the corporate finance practice at Perkins Coie. Mr. Gillespie started his legal career as a Law Clerk. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and earned a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Tulane Law School.