John Stoker is the Senior Counsel in Moore & Van Allen’s Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Team. Stoker advises clients on a broad array of federal and state banking laws and regulations impacting financial services products, services, and operations. He supports clients in evaluating the permissibility and compliance considerations associated with new product and strategic investment initiatives as well as assisting clients in risk management remediation projects.
Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Stoker led the Corporate Regulatory Section in the Wells Fargo Legal Department. During his 15 years with Wells Fargo, he served as a senior member and then as the manager of the Section, which provided legal support on regulatory compliance requirements to business groups and to the company’s compliance, risk, regulatory relations, and other enterprise functions. He engaged directly with bank regulatory authorities at senior levels concerning significant regulatory issues, including the permissibility of products and investments, strategic acquisitions, and supervisory and enforcement matters, and he also served as a Legal Department representative on various enterprise risk management governance committees.
Stoker received his undergraduate and legal degrees from the University of North Carolina. He is a regular speaker at the University of North Carolina Law School’s annual ABCs of Banking Law program.