Kathlyn Card Beckles serves as the General Counsel for Chase Bank USA the largest issuer of credit cards in the US, and the Card Services business of JPMorgan Chase. She leads the teams responsible all legal issues relating to Credit Card, Payments, Digital and Chase Merchant Services. Prior, Kathy was Chief Intellectual Property (IP) counsel at JPMC and managed a wide range of matters from IP litigation to entertainment and philanthropic sponsorships. An outspoken mentor and sponsor, her prior legal experience spans public, private and judicial, having worked at Kenyon & Kenyon, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Chambers of the Hon. Edward Damich of the Court of Federal Claims.
Before her legal career, Kathy honed her operational and strategic problem solving skills as an engineer, holding positions in analytical chemistry and process engineering.
Kathy received a law degree from The George Washington University and a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware. Kathy is board member and co-founder of the TEHEKA scholarship, which mentors and provides financial support to women studying engineering. She is a past board member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, energizes her civic engagement as and JPMorgan Ambassador, and also commits her time towards the development of young girls in the East Harlem Girl Scouts