Susan B. Zaunbrecher has joined Fifth Third Bank as chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Zaunbrecher replaces Jelena McWilliams who was tapped to lead the FDIC.

Zaunbrecher most recently served as partner and chair of the corporate department at Dinsmore & Shohl. She oversaw one of the largest law firm corporate groups in the Midwest, with nearly 200 lawyers. She also sat on the firm’s board of directors and executive committee.

Zaunbrecher will report to Chairman, President and CEO Greg D. Carmichael. Her responsibilities will include overseeing Fifth Third’s Legal, Government Affairs and Regulatory Affairs departments.

“We are thrilled for Susan to lead our legal team. She brings more than three decades of legal expertise and will be a tremendous addition to the executive leadership team at Fifth Third Bank,” Carmichael said. “In addition to her extensive background in financial services and regulatory affairs, she understands the power of a positive client experience. This makes her a great fit for Fifth Third.”