Dave S. Hattem is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH) and a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Hattem is responsible for the oversight of the Law Departments of Holdings’ two principal franchises, Equitable and AllianceBernstein, and for helping the Company navigate the legal and regulatory environment to achieve its strategic goals.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Hattem served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, where he oversaw the compliance, government relations, litigation and governance functions. He was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2004 to 2010.
Mr. Hattem joined the Company in 1994 after serving in senior management positions in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He began as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1985 and went on to become Acting Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He commenced his legal career in 1981 as an associate at Barrett Smith Schapiro Simon & Armstrong.
Since 2018, Mr. Hattem has served on the Board of AXA Venture Partners, a leading investor in enterprise software, fintech, consumer tech and healthcare. He also serves on the Boards of the Life Insurance Council of New York, where he was Chairman during 2018 and 2019, and the Scholarship and Welfare Fund of Hunter College.
Mr. Hattem received his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he was managing editor of the Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Equitable is the brand name of Equitable Holdings, Inc. and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable) (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MLOA), an AZ stock company headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and AXA Distributors, LLC.