Edward Jones appoints Keir Gumbs as general counsel.
In this role, Keir will be responsible for leading all associates who provide legal support to the firm and for compliance. He joined the firm in 2023 with more than 24 years of experience, having most recently spent the last two years as the Chief Legal Officer for Broadridge Financial Solutions. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the Legal, Compliance and Physical Security teams. In addition, Keir co-led the regulatory and government affairs activities on behalf of Broadridge and served as the primary legal advisor for senior management and the Board of Directors on all legal and regulatory aspects of the Broadridge business strategy. Keir served as an executive member of Broadridge’s ESG Committee and its Executive Diversity Council, while he also served as a trustee of Broadridge’s charitable foundation, member of the Board of Directors for Broadridge’s Political Action Committee and executive sponsor of Broadridge’s Women’s Leadership Forum.
Prior to his experience at Broadridge, Keir served three years as the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Corporate Secretary at Uber, was a Partner and Co-chair of the Securities Practice for 13 years at Covington & Burling and served six years with the SEC, including serving as Counsel to an SEC Commissioner, Special Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel and staff attorney in the SEC’s division of Corporate Finance.
Keir earned his bachelor’s in international relations from Ohio State University and a juris doctorate from University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Keir is married and has a teenage daughter. He is an avid fan of Ohio State, where he ran track as an undergraduate. His hobbies include running, cycling, swimming and, of course, watching college football.