Chairman, First Republic Trust Company
San FranciscoMichael J. Harrington is Chairman of First Republic Trust Company, a position he assumed in 2016 after serving as President of First Republic Trust Company for over ten years. He joined the company as a deputy trust manager in 2002.
Mr. Harrington came to First Republic after serving as the Regional Fiduciary Executive for Bank of America Private Bank. Previously, he was a senior trust lawyer for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. He began his fiduciary career as an attorney in 1976, first as Deputy County Counsel for the Los Angeles public administrator and then as an estate planning and trust lawyer for law firms in Southern California.
Mr. Harrington was active in the development of California’s trust law, first as a member of the executive committee for the Estate Planning Section of the Los Angeles Bar Association and later as a representative of the California Bankers Association. He also is affiliated with the Bar Association of San Francisco and serves as a panelist for the American Law Institute, Continuing Education of the Bar and various estate planning councils.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1972, Harrington graduated from UCLA School of Law in 1975.
Wealth Management Experience: Since 1980