Raj Shah is Senior Director and leads Western Alliance Bank’s Legal Banking group. With more than 25 years in the industry, Mr. Shah has built his long and successful career on helping both plaintiff and defense firms and attorneys take creative approaches to leveraging capital and using growth financing to take advantage of opportunities that allow them to expand their reach and improve their operations.

Mr. Shah, who is based in New York, is deeply familiar with the law firm business model, which allows him to think strategically about the partner and firm goals and objectives.  Smart clients turn to him when they want to grow their business efficiently and want a banker who is experienced on both sides of the balance sheet.   

Previously, he worked at Esquire Bank, East West Bank, Capital One Bank and Wells Fargo Bank and has advised large, mid-size and boutique law firms while overseeing a growing team of business bankers and support staff. 

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Western Alliance Bank

With more than $70 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions and consumer products, all delivered with outstanding service by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director and receiving #1 rankings on Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Midcap 2023-2024 for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Company Board of Directors and Best Investor Relations Team. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands with offices in key markets nationwide.