Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Bank of America
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BAC)
Headquartered in: 
North Carolina
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
banking
Penalty total since 2000: 
$82,896,776,051
Number of records: 
261
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$80,788,395,945166
consumer-protection-related offenses$911,120,53423
employment-related offenses$880,145,91456
competition-related offenses$280,943,9199
government-contracting-related offenses$35,600,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
mortgage abuses$39,950,771,70619
toxic securities abuses$23,204,300,00010
investor protection violation$13,547,438,962115
banking violation$3,954,637,53212
consumer protection violation$867,230,5009
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $9,649,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $9,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith investor protection violation 2018 SEC $8,900,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce and Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2018 SEC $8,872,723
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2019 SEC $8,014,000
Bank of America Corporation investor protection violation 2014 SEC $7,650,000
Bank of America Corp. anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2006 NY-MANDA $7,500,000
Banc of America Investment Services employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $7,200,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2020 FINRA $7,200,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2016 FINRA $7,030,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2009 SEC $7,000,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $7,000,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $6,900,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $6,600,000
Countrywide Financial Corp. privacy violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $6,500,000
Lasalle Bank MidWest National Association banking violation 2005 OCC $6,250,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
Countrywide Financial Corp. mortgage abuses 2009 CO-AG $6,000,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2014 FINRA $6,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. securities issuance or trading violation 2018 FINRA $5,990,530
U.S. Trust Corporation banking violation 2001 FED $5,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2000 SEC $5,000,000
U.S. Trust Corporation anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2001 NY-DFS $5,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2016 FINRA $5,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2006 FINRA $5,000,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2010 NJ-AG $4,871,620
Bank of America employment discrimination 2019 OFCCP $4,200,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2003 private lawsuit-state $4,100,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-state $4,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2019 FINRA $4,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2014 FINRA $4,000,000
Bank of America, NA discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2005 private lawsuit-federal $3,670,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2006 CT-SEC $3,500,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $3,250,000
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., consumer protection violation 2006 NY-AG $3,200,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2011 FINRA $3,000,000
Banc of America Investment Services Inc. anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2007 FINRA $3,000,000
Bank of America consumer protection violation 2014 HI-AG $2,825,000
Countrywide Home Loans mortgage abuses 2009 IN-AG $2,800,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2016 FINRA $2,800,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2012 FINRA $2,800,000
Merrill Lynch wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-state $2,645,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2017 CFTC $2,500,000
Bank of America investor protection violation 2017 USAO $2,500,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $2,500,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2015 MA-SEC $2,500,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2010 FINRA $2,500,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2014 FINRA $2,440,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,250,000
Bank of America Corp employment discrimination 2013 OFCCP $2,181,593
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2013 MO-SEC $2,121,579
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2013 FINRA $2,000,000
Bank of America Corp. consumer protection violation 2013 WV-AG $1,950,000
Bank of America, N.A. consumer protection violation 2017 CA-MULTI $1,940,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,900,000
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. consumer protection violation 2008 NC-BKG $1,611,500
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2004 FINRA $1,600,000
Merrill Lynch employment discrimination 2008 EEOC $1,550,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2006 SEC $1,500,000
Banc of America Investment Services, Inc., and Bacap Distributors, LLC investor protection violation 2005 SEC $1,500,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc investor protection violation 2018 SEC $1,404,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2017 FINRA $1,400,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2013 FINRA $1,373,000
Banc of America Securities LLC investor protection violation 2010 NJ-AG $1,268,393
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2014 CFTC $1,200,000
Countrywide Financial Corp. mortgage abuses 2009 RI-AG $1,146,000
Bank of America, National Association banking violation 2015 OCC $1,104,530
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2012 FINRA $1,074,200
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2009 SEC $1,000,000
Bank of America employment discrimination 2017 OFCCP $1,000,000
Countrywide Financial Corporation mortgage abuses 2009 OR-AG $1,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2014 FINRA $1,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith investor protection violation 2012 FINRA $1,000,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2011 FINRA $1,000,000
Bank of America Corp. workplace whistleblower retaliation 2011 OSHA $930,000
Banc of America Securities LLC investor protection violation 2006 SEC $750,000
Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc. investor protection violation 2010 NJ-AG $728,260
Bank of America mortgage abuses 2015 MA-AG $675,000
Bank of America wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $661,392
Countrywide Home Loans Inc. consumer protection violation 2010 WA-FIN $650,000
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $516,924
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2015 SEC $500,000
Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, LLC and Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments, LLC data submission deficiencies 2007 CFTC $500,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2002 DE-AG $500,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2002 NH-BSR $500,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2012 FINRA $500,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2009 DE-AG $459,000
Merrill Lynch privacy violation 2014 NH-BSR $400,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. investor protection violation 2020 CT-SEC $400,000
Merrill Lynch investor protection violation 2011 CFTC $350,000
Bank of America privacy violation 2009 CT-AG $350,000
Countrywide Financial Corporation mortgage abuses 2009 WV-AG $340,901
Merrill Lynch, Pierce and Fenner & Smith, Incorporated investor protection violation 2020 SEC $325,376
Merrill Lynch toxic securities abuses 2009 MA-AG $300,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2019 CFTC $300,000
Bank of America, N.A. Americans with Disabilities Act 2020 DOJ_RIGHTS $300,000
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated investor protection violation 2019 FINRA $280,000
Robertson Stephens, Inc. investor protection violation 2004 FINRA $275,000
MERRILL LYNCH PIERCE FENNER & investor protection violation 2004 VA-SEC $268,723
Bank of America Corporation wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $265,774
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