Denyette DePierro joined the American Bankers Association in March 2008. Prior to joining ABA, Denyette was Legislative Counsel at the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) in Washington, D.C. and the California Independent Bankers in Newport Beach, California. Denyette received her J.D. and M.DR from the Pepperdine School of Law, where she was a fellow at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a European Union Fellow at the University of Padua in Padua, Italy in Developmental Economics. At ABA, Denyette focuses on the state, federal, and international regulation of technology, cybersecurity, privacy, data security and emerging trends in banking, including fintech, blockchain, internet of things (IOT), artificial intelligence, and social media.