Meet the Commissioner
Teveia R. Barnes
TEVEIA R. BARNES
Commissioner of Financial Institutions
Teveia R. Barnes was appointed Commissioner of Financial Institutions by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on March 12, 2012. Barnes was a partner at Foley and Lardner LLP since 2005 and has over 34 years of finance and regulatory experience representing banks and other financial institutions as well as for profit and not-for-profit companies. She served as general counsel and executive director at Lawyers For One America since 1999 promoting the increase of diversity and pro bono services in the legal profession as part of President Clinton’s One America initiative. Ms. Barnes was executive director and general counsel at the Bar Association of San Francisco from 2001 to 2003. Barnes worked at the Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association from 1986 to 1999 in multiple positions, including associate general counsel and senior vice president, where she was a member of the Policy Committee and the primary attorney to the Vice-Chairman for BancAmerica Securities Inc. and the Investment Management, Real Estate, Corporate Trust and Commercial Divisions of Bank of America. As Commissioner of Financial Institutions, Commissioner Barnes has jurisdiction over state banks, credit unions, industrial banks, trust companies, offices of foreign banks, money transmitters, and premium finance companies. Ms. Barnes has long been active in professional and civic affairs. She served on the boards of directors for the U.S. Bank Advisory Board of Northern California, On Lok, Inc. and Hospice by the Bay. She earned a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and received a BA degree in economics, political science and German from Rice University, where she was an Arthur B. Cohn Scholar.
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 263-8507
Fax: (415) 288-8830
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