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Keith Thornton has worked at Bank of America since August of 2010 as a Senior Vice President – Assistant General Counsel on the Global Compensation and Benefits Team. Currently, Keith manages a team of lawyers that provides legal support for all aspects of Bank of America’s Employee Benefits Plans including ERISA claims and litigation.  Prior to joining Bank of America, he worked in a similar capacity at Wells Fargo for 8 years. 

Keith is the current Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section and is currently a member of Bank of America Legal department's Pro Bono Committee and the Diversity & Inclusion Business Council. 

Keith was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 2000, and the North Carolina State Bar in 2001. Keith holds a JD from George Washington University Law School and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. Keith enjoys running marathons, playing tennis and singing with his church choir.

Senior Vice President – Associate General Counsel
Bank of America Corporation
Hearst Tower
214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28255

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services
ERISA/Employee Benefits


Banking/Financial Institutions

Law School

The George Washington University Law School

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