Christopher J. Meade is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of BlackRock. Before joining BlackRock, Mr. Meade was the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Before joining Treasury, Mr. Meade was a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he was a member of the Litigation and Securities Departments. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from NYU Law School, magna cum laude, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.