John Stoker Joins Moore & Van Allen


Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce Randal D. Shields and John A. Stoker are joining the firm as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Group. Previously, Shields served as Deputy General Counsel for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. while Stoker served as Associate General Counsel at Wells Fargo & Company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Randy and John to our team,” said MVA Chairman Tom Mitchell. “They are seasoned attorneys with a wealth of regulatory experience who will further bolster our ability to service our clients in the financial sector.”

As Deputy General Counsel for the consumer bank at PNC Financial, Shields managed the legal team that supported all of PNCs consumer banking and loan products, channels, and regulatory matters. He provided direct support to the bank’s fair lending operations and was the principal counsel to PNC’s Chief Customer Officer. In addition, he coordinated consumer bank legal activity for examinations by various regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. He previously served as General Counsel for Fleet Mortgage, and as an Associate General Counsel at Bank of America, where he managed legal teams that supported various loan products and related servicing operations. Shields began his legal career at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., and later was in private practice where he handled a wide variety of mortgage finance litigation and regulatory matters. Shields is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia; at MVA, he will provide advice to institutional clients regarding federal regulatory matters. 

Stoker is a financial services attorney who provides legal advice and counsel to senior management and governance committees, business groups, and risk and compliance functions on prudential banking laws and regulations applicable to financial products, services and operations, and enterprise initiatives. He has served the legal departments of Wells Fargo & Company and Wachovia Corporation. Most recently, as Associate General Counsel of the corporate regulatory section in Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Risk, Regulatory & Audit Division, Stoker led teams providing legal support and guidance to business groups and enterprise risk and compliance functions on bank prudential and political law requirements, regulatory change management efforts, and to the company’s regulatory relations and public affairs functions.

Moore & Van Allen’s Financial Regulatory Advice & Response practice is one of the largest of its kind in the southeast and consists of former senior leaders from some of the world’s largest banks and seasoned regulatory lawyers.  This combination of experiences allows us to understand our clients from the inside out as well as the regulators with which they frequently engage. We anticipate our clients’ needs and tailor our advice so that it can be operationalized by our clients and explained to their regulators.



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