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Hal  Clarke

Hal Clarke

Wells Fargo & Co.
Deputy General Counsel
Charlotte, NC, USA

Hal Clarke
Deputy General Counsel, Wealth and Investment Management Division, Wells Fargo & Co. Law Department

Provides executive leadership to:

Responsible for the Wealth and Investment Management (WIM) Division which provides legal support and advice for the Wells Fargo wealth, retail brokerage, retirement and asset management, including mutual fund, businesses.

In current role since:

  • 2015


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Positions (or roles) at Wells Fargo:

  • Deputy General Counsel, Wealth, Brokerage, Retirement & Asset Management Division(2013-2015)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Retail Brokerage & Asset Management Division(2008-2013)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Capital Management Group, Wachovia Corp. (2001 - 2008)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Capital Management Group, First Union Corp. (1996-2001)
  • Assistant General Counsel, Senior Vice President, First Union Corp. (1993-1996)
  • EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Georgia Federal Bank, FSB, Atlanta, Georgia (1986-1993), Head of Human Resources (198-1993)

Previous positions prior to joining Wells Fargo:

  • Partner, Gambrell, Clarke Anderson & Stolz, Atlanta, Georgia (1985-1986)
  • Partner (1980-1985), Associate (1976-1980) Mitchell, Clarke, Pate, Anderson & Wimberly, Atlanta, Georgia


  • JD, Washington & Lee University, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review (1976)
  • AB, Washington & Lee University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1973)

Professional affiliations:

  • Bar Admissions, Georgia (1976), North Carolina (1994)
  • American Bar Association; NC Bar Association; Mecklenburg County Bar; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Community leadership:

  • Trustee, Charlotte Museum of History, 2006-2012
  • President, Washington & Lee Law Council (Law Alumni Association), 2012-2013


  • Advisor, Wells Fargo Law Department Diversity Council and Legal Professional Education Group, Wells Fargo Law Department



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