Reia Balchan currently leads the global fees management function at Wells Fargo within the legal strategy and innovation team. Before joining Wells Fargo, Reia served as Director of Strategic Planning at BNP Paribas, where she managed a variety of special projects, digital initiatives, and other operational and financial support for the Americas legal team. She previously led a team that supported debt and derivatives transactions for the treasury legal department at GE Capital and served as Vice President at JP Morgan Chase / Bear
Stearns, where she drafted and negotiated ISDA master agreements and other credit support documentation. Reia is passionate about working with children in foster care and previously volunteered with CASA-NYC. She is excited to bring her skills and passion to working with youth and supporting their journey to independence.