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Senior Barclays in-house lawyers Michael Shaw and Judith Shepherd have emerged as the frontrunners for the bank’s general counsel job, which is vacant following last week’s announcement that longstanding legal chief Mark Harding is standing down.
Shaw, a former Herbert Smith partner and currently deputy general counsel, is being tipped for the role alongside ex-Stephenson Harwood and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Shepherd, currently global general counsel for corporate and investment banking.
Harding is set to step down as group general counsel when the bank finds a replacement, after joining from Clifford Chance 10 years ago (4 February 2013).
Other names expected to be on the long-list are Barclays Capital general counsel and former Ashurst partner Erica Handling, as well as current and former Clifford Chance banking partners such as present practice head Mark Campbell, senior partner Malcolm Sweeting and former chief Stuart Popham QC, who is now vice-chairman of EMEA banking at Citigroup.