Su Sun Bai
Chief Operating Officer ,Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.
Su Sun Bai is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of MSBNA. Ms. Bai joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 as counsel to certain institutional fixed income businesses. Over her 18-year tenure in the Legal and Compliance Division, Ms. Bai built and led the legal coverage team for the Securitized Products Group (“SPG”) where she played a key role in SPG’s navigation through the 2008 financial crisis and the build-out of SPG businesses in recent years. Ms. Bai also guided the Firm’s senior management through crises in the mortgage servicing industry related to foreclosure practices, third party mortgage servicing and related regulatory inquiries since 2009. Leveraging her extensive experience in securitizations, structured finance and commercial banking, Ms. Bai headed the Bank Business Legal team and served as Deputy General Counsel of MSBNA from 2010 until earlier this year when she assumed the role of COO.
As Chair and Co-Chair since 2010, Ms. Bai has also led Morgan Stanley’s Asian Employee Networking Group, a Firm-sponsored organization designed to advance Morgan Stanley’s culture of diversity and inclusion and to support recruitment and retention of diverse talent. Ms. Bai also currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Korean American League for Civic Action and the Advisory Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater New York. Ms. Bai was recognized for her contributions to the community with the 2014 Catalyst in Law Award from the Council of Urban Professionals and the 2010 Trailblazer Award from the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Bai was an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy from 1991 to 1996 where she advised financial institution clients in infrastructure project finance transactions, including secured lending, private placements, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions, and from 1996 to 1997 she was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison where she advised corporate clients in a broad range of corporate matters including commercial lending, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
Ms. Bai received her B.A., magna cum laude, in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as Comments Editor and on the editorial board of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.