Wachovia hires Citigroup general counsel for in-house chief role

Wachovia hires Citigroup general counsel for in-house chief role Wachovia has snared Citigroup’s global consumer group general counsel to head its 400-strong in-house legal team.

Jane Sherburne, who will take up her post as general counsel later this summer, will replace Mark Treanor, who is due to retire from the bank later this year.

Treanor said: “Jane brings a wealth of financial sector experience to Wachovia.

“She’s a distinguished lawyer and we look forward to her joining the Wachovia team.”

Sherburne joined Citigroup as deputy general counsel in 2001. She was responsible for the bank’s global litigation as well as dealing with capital markets activity and supervising bank regulatory matters.

Sherburne was previously a litigation partner at Washington ;DC ;firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering advising on civil litig- ations and congressional investigations. Sherburne will head Wachovia’s legal division and government relations department.

The retiring Treanor joined Wachovia in 1998. He took up his post as general counsel in 1999. Treanor joined the bank from litigation firm Treanor Pope & Hughes, where he was senior and founding partner.

As a bank litigator, Treanor represented First Union as lead trial counsel while at Treanor Pope & Hughes.