John D. Buchanan

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel

John D. Buchanan, Executive Vice President, is Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel for Comerica Incorporated. He is a member of Comerica's Management Executive Committee.

Buchanan joined Comerica on August 31, 2015 as executive vice president, Legal Division, and assumed his current role as Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel on January 1, 2016.

Prior to joining Comerica, Buchanan served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, a position he had held since February 2012. Buchanan has more than 23 years of experience as a banking attorney, serving as Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel at several S&P 500 banks.

Buchanan has served on numerous committees and boards, including the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers Council and the American Bar Association Banking Committee. He also served on the board of directors for Mercedes Benz US International. He holds a master’s degree of law in taxation from New York University School of Law and a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington & Lee University. Prior to his legal career, Buchanan was an Army Aviation officer and helicopter pilot, where he also earned his paratrooper wings as a part of the infantry. 

April 2018

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