Opus Bank hires financial services pro to head legal department
Opus Bank, based in Irvine, California, says that Angelee Harris has joined it as EVP, general counsel and now is part of Opus’ executive committee. Harris succeeds Carlton Langer, who served as Interim General Counsel since joining Opus in November 2018.
Harris has worked both in-house and at firms. She joins Opus from Banc of California, where she most recently was general counsel. Ms. Harris joined Banc of California in 2013 as deputy GC and was promoted to the top job in April 2018. From 2008 until 2012, Ms. Harris was partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where she focused on corporate securities law. From 2005 until 2007, Harris served as GC of Placer Sierra Bancshares, the publicly traded holding company of Placer Sierra Bank, a California commercial bank. In 1999, Ms. Harris joined Manatt as an Associate and was appointed Partner of the firm in 2004. Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law.
Paul Taylor, CEO and president, stated, “We are very pleased to have Angelee join our executive team. Angelee is a highly regarded attorney, who has been representing financial institutions for 20 years in a wide variety of corporate, regulatory, and securities matters. Her leadership experience, insight, and deep knowledge of the financial services industry will be of tremendous benefit to us and our long-term strategy.”