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Ellen Patterson
Group Head and General Counsel
TD Bank Group

Ellen Patterson is Group Head and General Counsel, TD Bank Group, and is responsible for leading the bank's Legal, Compliance, and Anti-Money Laundering teams. Ellen also oversees TD's corporate secretarial function.

Ellen joined TD in 2012 as General Counsel of the bank's U.S. banking operations. Most recently, she managed legal risk for TD on an enterprise basis, and led the U.S. Compliance, AML, and Financial Crimes & Fraud Management groups.

Ellen is a passionate supporter of programs aimed at developing future leaders, and is Executive Sponsor of TD's Women in Leadership program across the United States. In 2016 and 2017, Ellen was recognized as one of 25 "Women to Watch" by American Banker.

Prior to joining TD, Ellen was a partner with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she represented clients on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate governance matters.

Ellen is a graduate of Columbia Law School and received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.