David G. Leitch is global general counsel for Bank of America, responsible for overseeing the company’s legal functions and its relationships with regulatory and law enforcement authorities around the world. Based in Charlotte, he is a member of the executive management team.
Leitch joined the bank from Ford Motor Company, where he was general counsel and group vice president. Previously, he served in the White House as deputy counsel to President George W. Bush; as chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration; as deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel; and as a partner with Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells).
Leitch is a former chair of the Supreme Court Fellows Commission, a position to which he was appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He served as law clerk to William H. Rehnquist, Roberts’ predecessor as chief justice, as well as to federal appellate judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III. He graduated first in his class from the University of Virginia School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.
Leitch is a member of the board of directors of the National Chamber Litigation Center and a trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society; he also serves on general counsel advisory committees for the National Center for State Courts and the Civil Justice Reform Group.