Brandon Neal is a Senior Counsel in the Law Department of Wells Fargo & Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a member of the Law Department’s Investment Banking and Securities team, he provides legal support for Government & Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking and Portfolio Syndicated Lending at Wells Fargo. Among other company initiatives, Neal serves as a Wells Fargo nominee on the national Board of Trustees of the National Urban League, serves on the leadership team of the Wells Fargo My Generation Team Member Network and also served as Wells Fargo’s representative member of the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Previously at Wells Fargo, Neal 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 as a corporate associate for 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. During his time in New York, he also advised several nonprofit organizations in the city. Neal received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.
Neal is a native of Charlotte, N.C. and has a passion for the continued growth and improvement of his home city, the state of North Carolina and urban communities. He currently serves 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 currently chairs the Firebird Society. Neal also serves on the boards of the N.C. Center for Nonprofits and the Duke Law Alumni. In addition to his board service, he serves on the Unite Charlotte Advisory Council, serves as the Charlotte Region Lead for Duke Black Alumni, 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.