Wanji Walcott

by Edward Cates
Wanji Walcott
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

Wanji Walcott is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for Discover.

In this role, Walcott lead Discover’s corporate legal function, which plays a critical role advising on corporate and product strategies, as well as managing litigation and legislative and regulatory affairs.

Prior to Discover, Walcott was Senior Vice President & General Counsel for PayPal.

Walcott lead the Global Legal function at PayPal, overseeing PayPal’s daily legal activities. She was responsible for advancing PayPal’s mission to democratize financial services with key constituencies in the public, private and regulatory sectors. Wanji served as the executive sponsor of PayPal’s women’s network and an active member of PayPal’s Black employee and ally network.

Walcott has expertise in legal and regulatory matters and extensive experience with global financial services and technology companies. Prior to joining PayPal, Wanji served in various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express and most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel, where she was the lead counsel for the Enterprise Growth Group, driving the global strategy to expand emerging and digital payments services.

Walcott received a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University.

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