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Sara Badler


Senior Managing Director
New York Life Investment Management LLC (New York, NY)


Ms. Sara Louise Badler is a Senior Managing Director at New York Life Investment Management LLC. She joined the firm in 2009 and heads the legal and compliance departments.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Badler served as a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at New York Life Insurance Company since May 31, 2007. She was also responsible for the unit that gave legal support to the Chief Investment Officer and on merger and acquisition issues. Ms. Badler rejoined New York Life in 2004 as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Prior to that, she worked at Morgan Stanley and Van Kampen Investments. During her two years at Morgan Stanley, Ms. Badler served as an Executive Director responsible for all legal work for U.S. equity mutual funds. During her time at Van Kampen Investments, she was promoted to the role of General Counsel and was responsible for all legal and compliance work for the firm's business which included open-end funds, closed-end funds, and unit investment trusts. Before that, Ms. Badler worked at New York Life between 1994 and 1999 in the office of the General Counsel.


Ms. Badler received an A.B. degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Bank Street College of Education. Ms. Badler is a Juris Doctor from Fordam University School of Law.