CFI Professional Insights Series: Featuring Chris Lewis from Edward Jones

Chris Lewis is a Principal and General Counsel at Edward Jones, where he is responsible for leading all associates who provide legal support to the firm and for Compliance and Government Relations.

Chris joined Edward Jones in 2007 as a Principal and Deputy General Counsel in the Legal division. He was named as the firm’s General Counsel in 2015. A graduate of Columbia University School of Law as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Chris is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) General Counsel Committee.

In his interview with CFI, Chris covers:

  • How leaders from the civil rights era influenced his career choice
  • The difference between private law practice and working as in-house counsel
  • In what ways the role of general counsel has changed over the past decade
  • How financial firms should deal with “fiduciary fatigue”
  • His outlook for changes in the DOL Fiduciary Rule and Reg BI
  • In what ways he is fulfilling his lifelong passion to help others

To learn more about Chris and his opinions on a wide range of topics, click here to read our entire interview.