General Counsel & Secretary
Professional Experience and Responsibilities
B. Shane Clanton serves as general counsel for BBVA Compass and the chief legal officer for BBVA’s U.S. operations. He is responsible for providing general legal advice to all areas of the company, including regulatory and corporate governance matters, and providing oversight for all U.S. legal matters for other BBVA Group entities in the U.S. Clanton also is responsible for the compliance and regulatory oversight and relations activities for BBVA in the U.S.
A member of the BBVA U.S. Operations Committee and the BBVA Compass Management Committee, Clanton reports directly to CEO Onur Genç.
Clanton joined the organization in 1998 as a senior corporate counsel. He became associate general counsel in 2002 and deputy general counsel in 2008. He began his legal career at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, a Southeastern regional law firm in Atlanta, where he concentrated on various types of commercial litigation.
Professional and Community Activities
He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association. Clanton serves on the Government Relations Council of the American Bankers Association.
Clanton graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Milligan College in Tennessee, and earned a J.D. with distinction from Emory University.