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Sep 06, 2022

Comerica general counsel takes on CLO title

Von Hays has been with financial services company for 15 years

NYSE-listed Comerica has given company veteran Von Hays the title of executive vice president and chief legal officer (CLO) – general counsel.

Hays previously held the title of senior vice president and general counsel for human resources, litigation and corporate operations. He had held the position of interim CLO since May this year. He continues to report to Curt Farmer, chair, president and CEO of Comerica.

Since joining the company in 2007, Hays has held a number of leadership roles with responsibilities for human resources, litigation and corporate operations.

Before joining Comerica, he worked in private practice for more than a decade, most recently as a partner at K&L Gates. In that role he advised clients on litigation, government investigations and labor and employment matters. He has also worked in arbitration, mediation, employment auditing and policy development, and counseled clients on day-to-day employment and regulatory compliance issues.

Von Hays

Comerica is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Farmer says in a statement: ‘During his 15 years with Comerica, Von has been instrumental in providing valuable counsel and guidance in key legal matters. His strong legal acumen, tenured experience and demonstrated leadership will continue to serve as an important asset for our organization.’


Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...