BNY Mellon Wealth Management says it has lured a Wells Fargo executive to oversee its fiduciary business in California.

Karen Sugihara has joined BNY Mellon as regional fiduciary manager in San Francisco, where she reports to Robert Kricena, president of the firm’s West region, according to the firm.

Sugihara is tasked with overseeing the fiduciary business in the state as well as managing fiduciary oversight of advisor-based services, BNY Mellon says.

Before joining BNY Mellon, Sugihara served as a senior regional fiduciary manager at Wells Fargo, also overseeing the firm’s trust business in Northern California, according to BNY Mellon. She previously served as a wealth planning strategist at Wells Fargo, BNY Mellon says.

Before Wells Fargo, Sugihara co-founded a start-up that offers custom websites and legal content for lawyers and law firms, according to BNY Mellon. She previously served as the firm’s general counsel and vice president of content development, the company says.

In all, Sugihara has three decades of trust and estates experience in private banking, financial technology, legal research and law, according to BNY Mellon.

BNY Mellon also poached a private banker from Wells Fargo earlier this year.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management oversaw $307 billion in total client assets as of the end of September, the company says.