Jeannine Del Monte Kowal
Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Pacific Western Bank


Jeannine Del Monte Kowal is a Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Pacific Western Bank. Ms. Kowal has over twenty years of litigation experience and supports all Bank divisions including operations, treasury, information and security, credit, risk and compliance, special assets and vendor management. Ms. Kowal maintains extensive expertise with current and evolving legal issues and trends within the banking, privacy, cybersecurity and payments arenas.

She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and participates in the Privacy Bar and Women Leading Tech and Privacy Sections. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).  Ms. Kowal is also a member of Women in Payments, the American Bar Association and participates in the Consumer Financial Services Sub-Committees, Electronic Financial Services and Digital Currency, and Truth in Lending.  

Ms. Kowal was a participant in the Federal Reserve Bank’s Faster Payments Workgroup, comprised of 20+ business and legal executives across the payments industry, to identify and analyze laws in the US that relate to or may impact Faster Payments in the US. She led the Regulation E subgroup and co-edited the final white paper presented to the Faster Payments Counsel upon completion in 2019.

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