Roger Machlis

Special Counsel
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Roger Machlis was previously Managing Director and General Counsel of Credit Suisse's Global Asset Management business (CSAM). In the 25 years that Mr. Machlis worked as a senior legal counsel at Credit Suisse, he was responsible for providing legal and compliance advice and services to many of the major business divisions across the globe, including Investment Banking, Fixed Income, Equities and Emerging Markets, Private Banking and Wealth Management, and Global Asset Management. As the General Counsel of CSAM for the 17 years, Mr. Machlis was a member of the CSAM Management Committee and advised the CEO and management team on numerous strategic business matters; major transactions and new products; significant legal, regulatory, compliance, reputational and employment matters; and changes in law and regulation and public policy matters, among other things. Mr. Machlis participated as a member of numerous risk management, control and oversight committees and was a critical senior member of a control and challenge function at Credit Suisse. He worked on governance related matters and served as the Chief Legal Officer to the CS US mutual fund boards. He periodically represented Credit Suisse at meetings with foreign, US federal and state regulators.

Mr. Machlis' role at Credit Suisse provided a unique perspective on strategic, organizational and human resource matters, and potential ethical and reputational issues, that one encounters in a very complex, highly regulated and global major financial services organization. He was a highly trusted strategic adviser to senior management and middle management officers. He managed, coached, and mentored teams of legal and compliance professionals at Credit Suisse on substantive legal topics and how to effectively manage and communicate with internal business clients. He chaired the Credit Suisse General Counsel Americas Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He was a member of various trade associations and the Steering Committee of SIFMA's Asset Management Group. In 2019, Mr. Machlis received a global Credit Suisse CEO award for Stakeholder Management.

Prior to his tenure at Credit Suisse, Mr. Machlis was a senior internal counsel at Citibank and an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He was an accountant at KPMG before attending law school. He has been practicing law for over 35 years. Mr. Machlis received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Machlis has developed and taught several courses at the University level. In the fall of 2022, Mr. Machlis is teaching a Professional Leadership and Development course at the New York University Stern School of Business. He will be teaching a Law and Social Values course at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2023. Mr. Machlis taught a Responsibility in Business course at the Wharton School of Business (MBA Program) in Spring 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Mr. Machlis was recently certified nationally and in the State of Connecticut as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and plans to volunteer with the Westport CT EMS services. Mr. Machlis enjoys running marathons, traveling, biking, attending theatre, and playing bridge and pickleball.

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Employment History

  • Credit Suisse
  • Citibank, N.A.
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • KPMG


  • J.D. New York University School of Law
  • B.S.E. University of Pennsylvania, The Warton School