Executive Vice President and General Counsel, U.S. Bancorp

As the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank—the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States—Jim Chosy is focused on building and promoting diverse culture. Through his work, he continues to challenge the legal profession to eradicate barriers and disparities to achieve full equality.  

“To perform optimally, now and into the future, we know we need the best collection of diverse minds in our legal department and at our outside law firms,” Jim says. “Diversity and inclusion is a defining characteristic of our culture at U.S. Bank, and our Law Division is no exception.” 

An avid champion of diversity, Jim was recognized by the National Association of Women Lawyers in 2019 with their annual “Lead By Example” award for his ongoing advocacy and commitment to advancing women attorneys. 

Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Theater and the Fund for Legal Aid, the Board ofCounselors of Equal Justice Works, and the General Counsel Advisory Committee of the Bank Policy Institute. He is also a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

In addition to its efforts to increase workforce diversity, U.S. Bank also works to identify, develop, and build strong relationships with certified small and diverse business enterprises through its supplier diversity program. The company is also focused on meeting the wants and needs of its diverse customers and makes a meaningful impact in the communities it serves through its corporate citizenship platform, Community Possible

Joined LCLD 2017 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Betsey Temple; 2019: Stephanie Grise; 2018: Martina Sagayam; 2017: Jeff Brockmann

Member: James Chosy

Diversity Professional: Jeffrey Brockmann, Greg Cunningham

Communications: David Palombi