Corporate Social Responsibility

From the Classroom to Compliance: How In-House Counsel Sara Badler’s time as a teacher prepared her for leadership at New York Life

New York Life | January 23, 2020


New York Life’s new chief compliance officer, Sara Badler, recently shared with Corporate Council how lessons learned as a school teacher in the South Bronx prepared her for her current role. “I learned that people learn and work in different ways,” Sara said. “There is no one right way for every person or for all situations. Being aware of this is important when it comes to leading, no matter your role.”

After her teaching stint, Sara rejoined the corporate world, eventually joining New York Life Investments in 2004, and was named deputy general counsel in 2007. She served as chief investment counsel until she took over the compliance team in 2009.

According to Sheila Davidson, “Sara has done a tremendous job on behalf of New York Life Investments, and New York Life will continue to benefit from her sound judgment and ability to identify and resolve complex issues in a dynamic environment. I am confident that she will further New York Life’s ability to successfully navigate the ever-changing business and regulatory landscapes.”

Read the full article at Corporate Counsel here


Go back to our newsroom to read more stories.

Media contact

Kevin Maher
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937