David G. Leitch is vice chair of Bank of America and a member of the company’s executive management team, providing stewardship to the CEO and senior management on key issues and priorities affecting the company.

He was formerly global general counsel for Bank of America, responsible for overseeing the company’s legal functions around the world.

Leitch joined the bank from Ford Motor Company, where he was general counsel and group vice president from 2005 through 2015.  Previously, he served as deputy counsel to President George W. Bush; chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration; deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel; and partner with Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C.  He served as law clerk to former Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist, as well as to Federal Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III.  He graduated first in his class from the University of Virginia School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Leitch is a member of the American Law Institute, the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Board of Visitors, and the George W. Bush Institute Military Service Initiative Advisory Council.  He is also on the board of directors for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and is a trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society.  In 2017, Leitch was recognized as a “Legend in the Law” by the Burton Foundation.

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