J. Brandon Neal
Brandon Neal is a Managing Counsel in the Law Department of Wells Fargo & Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. As Managing Counsel of the Recovery and Resolution Planning Section, Neal leads a team responsible for providing counsel to the Company’s Recovery & Resolution Program Office, the Corporate Enterprise Risk Group, Wells Fargo Audit Services, members of senior management and the Board of Directors on all legal aspects of the Company’s recovery and resolution planning efforts.
Among other company initiatives, Neal serves as a Wells Fargo nominee on the national Board of Trustees of the National Urban League and also served as Wells Fargo’s representative member of the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). He also received the Wells Fargo General Counsel’s Award for Diversity in 2017.
Previously at Wells Fargo, Neal served as a Senior Counsel (Capital Markets) providing legal support for Leveraged Finance, Government & Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking and Portfolio Syndicated Lending. He has also provided legal support to the Personal Credit Management, Commercial Credit Card and Wells Fargo Merchant Services lines of business.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he practiced corporate law at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City with a focus in the areas of banking and credit, capital markets and securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Neal received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School) and his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.
A native of Charlotte, N.C. he currently serves on the board of trustees of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and on the board of directors of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art where he also founded the museum’s young affiliate group, the Bechtler Young Visionaries, and previously chaired the Firebird Society ($1,000+ membership level). Neal also serves on the Duke Law Alumni Board (Durham, N.C.). In addition to his board service, he served as a co-chair of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s School Bonds Support Campaign, serves on the Unite Charlotte Advisory Council (United Way), serves as a co-chair of Duke Alumni Association (Charlotte), served on the Men’s Shelter Charlotte’s Capital Campaign Cabinet and is involved in numerous other community endeavors and fundraising activities. He was previously named one of Charlotte’s “Seven to Watch” by the Charlotte Observer for his work in the banking industry and the Charlotte community and also recently honored as a Young Philanthropist by two local Charlotte magazines.
He and his wife, Kerbie, have a daughter and a son.