General Counsel

Cathay Bank

Lisa L. Kim serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cathay General Bancorp. Kim has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cathay Bank since June of 2018.

Kim is responsible for all legal aspects of the publicly traded holding company and the Bank. In her blended roles as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Kim’s duties include Board representation, corporate matters, governance, strategic transactions and the overseeing of litigation. She also advises Cathay Bank in a broad array of various legal matters.

Prior to her work for Cathay Bank, Kim served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for BBCN Bank, where she was responsible for all legal matters of the publicly traded holding company and the Bank. Her duties there included negotiating loan documents, vendor agreements, nationwide retail leases, acquisitions and dispositions, oversee all bank operations, launching of new bank products including wealth management, equipment lease financing, and mortgages. She also supervised legal aspects of all 50 branches and loan production offices and oversaw Human Resources and Marketing Departments as well as manage all bank litigation and insurance claims. Prior to her work at BBCN, Kim was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Hanmi Bank Corporation, where she was responsible for all legal matters of the publicly traded holding company, the Bank and its subsidiaries.

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