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What we do

We work to counsel the firm on complex legal issues that include new product development, deal negotiations, corporate governance, shareholder matters, regulatory issues and more. We also lead in defense and advocacy work to protect the company. We are encouraged and supported in providing pro bono services in our communities.


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Did you know?

Evolving rules and regulations have increased demand for Legal expertise.

How we’re organized

Legal has a range of practice groups; some are aligned to our specific businesses, while others provide support across the firm. In each aspect of its role, though, Legal has one client – the firm.


Legal line of business practice groups support each of our main businesses: Asset Management, Commercial Banking, Consumer & Community Banking, and Corporate & Investment Bank.

Corporate Functions

Other practice groups work with all lines of business and corporate programs and provide firmwide advice and counsel.

  • Corporate & Regulatory Law covers enterprise-wide issues and includes groups such as Intellectual Property, Technology & Privacy Law, Marketing, Corporate Law, Regulatory Law, Political Law, and Real Estate Law
  • Litigation and HR Law manages a range of litigation, pre-litigation, employment claims and regulatory enforcement matters involving the firm.
  • Office of the Secretary partners with senior management, control groups, businesses and corporate units to promote effective governance of the firm, its branches, subsidiaries and affiliates

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