James M. Strother

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James M. Strother
Occupation Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Employer Wells Fargo & Co.
Website www.wellsfargo.com

James M. Strother is an executive vice-president and general counsel for Wells Fargo & Co., and is responsible for legal affairs for the company.[1]


In June 2001 he was named a deputy general counsel of Wells Fargo & Co, responsible for legal services for all the company's consumer businesses including lending, deposits, retail brokerage services, insurance and information sharing.

He served as executive vice-president, general counsel, and secretary of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage from 1998 to 2001. Before joining Wells Fargo in 1998, he was vice-president and assistant general counsel with Norwest Corporation. He was named Counsel when he joined Norwest in 1986 and held that position until 1989 when he became Assistant General Counsel. After graduating magna cum laude from law school in 1977, he joined the legal staff of Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren as an attorney.[2]


Strother earned both a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.