Director, Head of Legislative Affairs, Credit Suisse
Jessica Mandel is a Director and Head of Legislative Affairs for Credit Suisse Securities (USA), based in Washington, D.C. She is involved in US federal regulatory, legislative and agency matters impacting the Bank and its clients. Focusing on issues such as overall equity and fixed income market structure, hedge funds and private equity, global bank issues, market liquidity, securities lending and the Volcker Rule.
Immediately prior to joining Credit Suisse, she was a director of legislative affairs for a Washington lobbying firm Tassey & Associates. There she represented major financial institutions such as GE Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Mastercard and Bank of America on a wide range of legislative and regulatory policy matters.
Ms. Mandel worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Culberson from Texas during the introduction of the Dodd-Frank Bill in 2009 and at the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2010 during the mid-term elections. Prior to coming to Washington DC, Ms. Mandel was an associate Director for a commercial real estate firm, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler in Houston, TX, where she assisted with over 30 contract negotiations and procured over $300 million in lending for clients such as JP Morgan, Prudential and self-storage REITs.
Ms. Mandel has a B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing from San Diego State University and a J.D. from the University of Denver.