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Emanuel Alves

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, John Hancock

Emanuel (Manny) Alves is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife. He is responsible for all aspects of the U.S. Law & Compliance department. Mr. Alves is also a member of the U.S. Leadership Team, the Manulife Global Leadership Team, and the Global Law, Compliance and Audit Leadership Team. 


In his 20 years at John Hancock, Mr. Alves has held a range of roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Counsel & Corporate Secretary for John Hancock.  Prior to that, he was Corporate Secretary, governance and regulatory counsel and head of U.S. Law & Compliance Administration. Previous responsibilities include oversight of litigation and general corporate and securities law matters. He was appointed Corporate Secretary in 2003. 


Before joining the company, Mr. Alves worked for Brown, Rudnick, Freed and Gesmer as a litigation attorney. 


Mr. Alves is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.  He also holds an LLM degree from Boston University.