Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Hope Mehlman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Bank of the West. She joined the Bank in 2020 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.
Hope oversees the Bank’s legal activities, regulatory relations and government affairs functions. She leads the design and execution of the Bank’s legal and regulatory strategy while fostering a culture of risk awareness and accountability.
In addition to her responsibilities at Bank of the West, Hope also serves as Corporate Secretary for BNP Paribas USA, Inc., and is a member of the BNPP USA Executive Management Committee.
Before joining Bank of the West, Hope served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Chief Governance Officer and Deputy General Counsel for Regions Financial Corporation. Prior to Regions, Hope was a partner in a private practice focused on a full range of corporate governance, regulatory, compliance, and other issues affecting financial institutions’ operations.
Hope holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, a juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University Law School and a LL. M. from NYU Graduate School of Law.