David G. Leitch
Global General Counsel
Bank of America
David G. Leitch is Global General Counsel for Bank of America and a member of the bank’s executive management team. Based in Charlotte, Leitch is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal functions around the world.
Leitch joined the bank from Ford Motor Company, where he was General Counsel and Group Vice President from 2005 through 2015. Previously, he served as Deputy Counsel to President George W. Bush; Chief Counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration; Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel; and Partner with Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C. Leitch served as law clerk to former Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist, as well as to Federal Circuit 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 American Law Institute, the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Board of Visitors, the George W. Bush Institute Military Service Initiative Advisory Council, the Clearing House Association Board, the Corporate Pro Bono Advisory Board, and the United Way of Central Carolinas Board of Directors. He is also a trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society. In 2017, Leitch was recognized as a “Legend in the Law” by the Burton Foundation.
Bank of America’s legal department, a Corporate Pro Bono Challenge®charter signatory, comprises nearly 1,000 attorneys, paralegals, and legal administrative paraprofessionals. Since the 2005 formation of its Pro Bono Committee, the department has been a steady and dedicated supporter of pro bono service. Because of its robust commitment to service and variety of opportunities presented, hundreds of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff have contributed their time, resources, and talent to a wide variety of pro bono opportunities. Examples of their volunteer activities include:
The dedication of the members of the Bank of America legal department to pro bono service is one example of the company’s commitment to making a positive impact through volunteerism and building thriving communities as part of responsible growth.
Senior Executive Vice President
and General Counsel
David McAtee is responsible for all legal matters at AT&T as well as for AT&T’s public policy organization. He was appointed General Counsel in October 2015 and Chair of the AT&T Foundation in May 2018. McAtee previously served as Senior Associate General Counsel with legal responsibility for all non-HR litigation matters and all antitrust issues.
Prior to joining AT&T in January of 2012, McAtee was a partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he specialized in complex litigation matters, antitrust, and government investigations, and was the Administrative Partner of the firm’s Dallas office. McAtee also served as Senior Law Clerk to United States District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, then Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas.
McAtee is a former Executive Committee Member of the State Bar of Texas, Chair of the Board of Editors of the Texas Bar Journal, and Chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has twice received a Presidential Citation by the State Bar of Texas for leadership in the bar and received a Leadership Award from TexasBarCLE for his contributions in support of continuing legal education.
He is a former President of The Dallas Assembly and the Trinity Commons Foundation, the coordinating organization for local, state and federal government initiatives in the Trinity River Corridor Project in Dallas, Texas. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of St. Mark’s School of Texas, Methodist Health System, and the Alcuin School.
Born in Dallas, Texas, McAtee graduated from Duke University with honors and The University of Texas School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of The Review of Litigation.
A Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® 100 signatory, AT&T has a long-standing tradition of supporting pro bono legal services in the many communities where they live and work. As General Counsel, McAtee has empowered AT&T’s legal staff to build on the legal department’s commitment to pro bono. Under his leadership, the pro bono work of AT&T attorneys has been recognized through awards such as the 2018 Champion Award from the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, the 2017 Beacon of Justice Award from the NJ Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, the 2016 Corporate Partner Award from the Chicago Center for Disability and Elder Law, and the 2015 Corporate Pro Bono Award from the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
Examples of AT&T’s current pro bono projects include: