MasterCard Worldwide today announced that Michael F. McEneney has been named Deputy General Counsel. In this new role, McEneney will lead the Global Public Policy, Regulatory Advocacy, Litigation, and the Product and Advisors legal teams. He will report to MasterCard’s General Counsel, Noah J. Hanft, and will split his time between MasterCard’s offices in Purchase, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.
“We are very fortunate to have Mike as part of our team as he brings a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory issues facing the industry,” said Noah J. Hanft, MasterCard’s general counsel and chief franchise integrity officer. “I have known and worked with Mike for many years and his legal skills and expertise will be a true asset.”
Since 1999, McEneney was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C., where he spent more than a decade advising global payment system and banking clients, including MasterCard, on the full range of legal issues affecting the financial services industry. His areas of expertise include privacy, data protection, e-Commerce, anti-money laundering, debit and credit regulation and consumer bankruptcy issues. McEneney is a frequent speaker and writer on financial services issues and has testified before Congress on behalf of a diverse group of financial services organizations.
Prior to joining Sidley Austin LLP, McEneney was a Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP where he represented major payment card systems clients on federal legislative and regulatory policy matters and counseled financial institutions on federal regulations. He was also an Associate at McKenna, Connor & Cuneo, as well as a Staff Accountant at Price Waterhouse.
McEneney received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Boston University School of Law.
About MasterCard Worldwide
As a leading global payments company, MasterCard Worldwide prides itself on being at the heart of commerce, helping to make life easier and more efficient for everyone, everywhere. MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. In 2010, $2.7 trillion in gross dollar volume was generated on its products by consumers around the world. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network – the fastest payment processing network in the world – MasterCard processes over 23 billion transactions each year and has the capacity to handle 160 million transactions per hour, with an average network response time of 130 milliseconds and with 99.99 percent reliability. MasterCard advances global commerce through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro®, and Cirrus®; its suite of core products such as credit, debit, and prepaid; and its innovative platforms and functionalities, such as MasterCard PayPass™ and MasterCard inControl®. MasterCard serves consumers, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, please visit us at
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