Before joining Valley, Mr. Janis served as a partner in the Corporate and Business Department of Day Pitney LLP for over 20 years where he represented Valley. During that period he became a regular speaker at the highly regarded annual Bank Director "Acquire or Be Acquired" conference.
"Mr. Janis is a highly accomplished legal executive who has been instrumental in counseling a number of high profile financial institutions and public companies in other industries," remarked Gerald Lipkin, Chairman, President and CEO. "His vast experience in managing complex legal banking matters makes him the ideal candidate to fill this role and support Valley's strategic growth in the years to come. We have come to know Mr. Janis well as he served as corporate counsel and acquisition counsel for us for many years."
Mr. Janis received his Bachelor's Degree from Harvard College and his Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law. He has served as a member of the Lawyers Counsel of the Financial Services Roundtable and, through his law firm, an associate member of the Institute of International Bankers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities and an author for its Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations. He served two terms on the Banking Law Section of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Valley National Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $22 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates 209 branch locations serving northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch, www.valleynationalbank.com or speak with our 24/7 Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.
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