Cozen O’Connor: Wells Fargo Lawyer Cited Trump Role to Block Probe, DOL Says

Wells Fargo Lawyer Cited Trump Role to Block Probe, DOL Says

Monday, January 9, 2017

John Ho, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses the Wells Fargo attorney being appointed to the Trump administration in Bloomberg BNA. The DOL began investigating Wells Fargo after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and a group of Democratic senators in September called on the Labor Department to look into possible wage-and-hour irregularities at the bank. Their letter came a few days after a Senate committee grilled then-CEO John Stumpf about sales staff meeting quotas by opening thousands of accounts in customers’ names without their authorization. John told Bloomberg BNA there are occasions when he’s told clients to deny entry to a WHD investigator. “There may be facts that I would tell a client to prevent entry and get a search warrant,” he said.

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