Barbara Meeks is a partner in Chapman's Banking and Financial Services Department and member of the Bank Corporate Group. Barbara provides practical and collaborative legal advice to a range of global, regional, and community banks, as well as fintech, treasury management, payments, insurance, wealth management, and brokerage companies. Her practice addresses complex legal challenges, including regulatory, compliance, transactional, governance, risk management, and investigative matters. She has experience regarding commercial and consumer transactions, Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), living will requirements, interest rate transition, Bank Secrecy Act, broker-dealer, and insurance licensing matters.

Prior to joining Chapman, Barbara was a partner at an Am Law 200 firm in Charlotte. Prior to that, she held leadership positions in large financial institutions, providing regulatory and legal support for a broad platform of banking, insurance and brokerage activities, both domestically and internationally.

While advising financial institutions on complex legal issues and crisis management, Barbara has served the community, including as trustee on the board for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and as chair of the Development Committee and Blumenthal Business Leaders for the Arts. She previously served as a board member for the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center.


American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

North Carolina Banking Institute, Board of Advisors

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Honors & Awards

North Carolina Banking & Finance-Mainly Regulatory, Band One, Chambers USA, 2022

Top 25 Women in Business Award, Charlotte Business Journal, 2015

Top 50 Most Influential Woman Award, Mecklenburg Times, 2015 and 2018

Leader in Law Award, Lawyer’s Weekly, 2015

Corporate Counsel Award, Charlotte Business Journal, 2016


North Carolina


Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Wake Forest University, B.A., magna cum laude



  • “Cyber Risk in the Supply Chain and Importance of a Contract," North Carolina Banking Institute, February 2023
  • "Banking in an Inflationary World," North Carolina Banking Institute, January 2023


Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

  • Board Trustee
  • Development Committee Chair

We have always been focused on finance.

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