Bloomberg Law
Nov. 19, 2019, 10:46 AM

Wachovia Alum Leads Inside Race to Be Wells Fargo’s Top Lawyer

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Douglas Edwards, a former deputy general counsel at Wachovia Corp., has emerged as the preferred in-house candidate to take over the soon-to-be vacated general counsel role at Wells Fargo & Co., said three former in-house lawyers at the San Francisco-based financial services giant.

Wells Fargo announced last week that C. Allen Parker, a former presiding partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore who relocated from New York to the Bay Area in March 2017 to become its general counsel, would leave next March in order to “pursue other business opportunities.” Parker did not respond to a request for comment.

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