Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Discover Financial Services
Wanji Walcott is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Discover Financial Services, a leading digital bank and payments services company. Wanji is responsible for leading Discover’s legal team, advising the Executive Committee and supporting the Board of Directors. As an experienced legal executive, Wanji has extensive experience with payments, fintech, innovation, compliance, government relations, investigations, M&A, talent management and diversity. Prior to joining Discover, Wanji served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel at PayPal. Wanji has also held positions at American Express, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, DSET Corporation and Lockheed Martin IMS Corporation. She is on The Gunnery School board of Trustees and a member of the board of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Wanji has received the following awards and recognition: Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America (2020); Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2019); Chambers Women in Law Award (2018).