Prior to joining Raymond James as executive vice president and general counsel, Jonathan Santelli was senior vice president and deputy general counsel of First Republic Bank, where he lead legal and compliance coverage for the bank’s private wealth management business and advised on a variety of consumer, business banking and bank regulatory matters. Prior to joining First Republic, Mr. Santelli was with Bank of America from 2009 to 2013. At Bank of America, he was general counsel for private wealth management, including U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investments, from 2009 to 2011 and general counsel for preferred and small business banking from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Santelli was with Merrill Lynch & Co. from 2000 to 2008, where he held a variety of positions in the office of the general counsel, including acting as the head of the strategic M&A and private equity counsel group. Mr. Santelli started his career as an associate at Clifford Chance LLP (f/k/a Rogers & Wells LLP) in New York, where he was a member of that firm’s corporate departments and practiced in the areas of M&A, private equity and securities law.
Mr. Santelli obtained his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law in 1996 and his Bachelor of Arts in economics and accounting from the College of the Holy Cross in 1993.