Andrew (Andy) Viles was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. in February 2019. He is responsible for ensuring unified oversight and coordination of legal, regulatory and compliance functions across all business and regions where Canaccord Genuity Group operates.
Since 2017, Andy has served as Head of North American Capital Markets Compliance. He continues to serve as General Counsel for the U.S. Entity where he manages all U.S. legal matters, particularly within investment banking activities.
Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity in 2003, Andy was a Partner in the national law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP, working in the firm's Corporate Department. As an experienced securities lawyer, he has extensive experience advising on mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings, corporate finance, and capital markets transactions.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the American Bar Association.