Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Bank of America Corporation
Ross Jeffries is Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary providing legal support to the Chief Financial Officer Group and the Corporation's Board of Directors through the Office of the Corporate Secretary. Ross leads a team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff to provide legal advice and strategic guidance on matters relating to general corporate, corporate governance, securities, finance laws and regulations. His team provides support and counsel to the Bank of America Corporation and Bank of America, National Association boards of directors and committees.
His team is responsible for supporting Bank of America’s subsidiary governance and shareholder relations efforts. His team also supports the Chief Financial Officer department, including Corporate Treasury, Corporate Investments Group, Investor Relations and Accounting. Ross is a member of the CFO Leadership Team and the CFO Risk Committee. Ross joined Bank of America in August 2012 to lead the CFO Legal team. He was named Corporate Secretary in May 2013 and Deputy General Counsel in November 2013. He has spent his entire career in the financial services industry, including 23 years at Wells Fargo (and predecessor companies Wachovia and First Union).
Prior to joining Bank of America, Ross was Senior Company Counsel and Assistant Secretary practicing in securities, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate matters at Wells Fargo from January 2009 to August 2012; and Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary practicing in securities, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, executive compensation and general corporate matters at Wachovia (formerly named First Union) from July 1989 to December 2008. Ross earned his J.D. and B.A. from Wake Forest University and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.