Managing Director, Head of the US Public Policy Group
Joanne Medero is a Managing Director and Head of the US Public Policy Group at BlackRock. Medero's service with BlackRock dates back to 1996, including her years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Medero joined BGI as its Global General Counsel and after more than ten years in that role, became the global head of Government Relations and Public Policy for Barclays’ investment banking and investment management businesses. Prior to joining BGI, Medero was a partner with Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe specializing in derivatives and market regulation issues. Medero also served as general counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1989-1993) and as an associate director for legal and financial affairs at the Office of Presidential Personnel, The White House, from 1986 to 1989. Medero earned a BA degree from St. Lawrence University in 1975 and a JD degree from the National Law Center of George Washington University in 1978.