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Project Management for Lawyers 2016

Author(s): Hal Clarke, Susan Raridon Lambreth
Practice Area: Professional Skills
Published: Jan 2016
ISBN: 9781402425943
PLI Item #: 148784
CHB Spine #: B2222

Hal Clarke
Deputy General Counsel, Wealth and Investment Management Division, Wells Fargo & Co. Law Department

Provides executive leadership to:

Responsible for the Wealth and Investment Management (WIM) Division which provides legal support and advice for the Wells Fargo wealth, retail brokerage, retirement and asset management, including mutual fund, businesses.

In current role since:

  • 2015


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Positions (or roles) at Wells Fargo:

  • Deputy General Counsel, Wealth, Brokerage, Retirement & Asset Management Division(2013-2015)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Retail Brokerage & Asset Management Division(2008-2013)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Capital Management Group, Wachovia Corp. (2001 - 2008)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Capital Management Group, First Union Corp. (1996-2001)
  • Assistant General Counsel, Senior Vice President, First Union Corp. (1993-1996)
  • EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Georgia Federal Bank, FSB, Atlanta, Georgia (1986-1993), Head of Human Resources (198-1993)

Previous positions prior to joining Wells Fargo:

  • Partner, Gambrell, Clarke Anderson & Stolz, Atlanta, Georgia (1985-1986)
  • Partner (1980-1985), Associate (1976-1980) Mitchell, Clarke, Pate, Anderson & Wimberly, Atlanta, Georgia


  • JD, Washington & Lee University, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review (1976)
  • AB, Washington & Lee University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1973)

Professional affiliations:

  • Bar Admissions, Georgia (1976), North Carolina (1994)
  • American Bar Association; NC Bar Association; Mecklenburg County Bar; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Community leadership:

  • Trustee, Charlotte Museum of History, 2006-2012
  • President, Washington & Lee Law Council (Law Alumni Association), 2012-2013


  • Advisor, Wells Fargo Law Department Diversity Council and Legal Professional Education Group, Wells Fargo Law Department


Susan Raridon Lambreth is a founding Principal at LawVision Group and is nationally recognized as one of the top leadership, practice group and project management consultants for the legal industry.

Susan is also the Chair and Founder of the LPM Institute, a leading resource for educating law firms and law departments on implementing project management in their organizations.

Susan speaks frequently on practice management, LPM, strategy ad trends affecting law firms and law departments. She has authored six books and written numerous articles on these topics. In addition, she has trained over 4,000 legal professionals in LPM skills.

Prior to co-founding LawVision, she was with Hildebrandt International or its successor firm, Hildebrandt Baker Robbins for 20 years, where, in addition to her consulting work, she chaired many of their conferences and led several of the most successful roundtables for law firm professionals. Before this, Susan spent almost seven years with Altman & Weil. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, an M.B.A. from Villanova University, and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina.