Several women had extensive disclosures. Lisbeth Cherrington, a broker hit with two regulatory actions after she lied about her date of birth, had $185,146 in settlements while she worked at Wells and $54,089 in settlements on her record before she got there. She ranked second among the women for total disclosures. (In a statement in her FINRA records, Cherrington noted that one case was settled “in the interest of good client relations and avoiding litigation” and that she was dismissed from another case.) Two settlements on the record of former Wells broker Linda Farmer Montgomery totaled more than $2 million, but those were related to the 2008 collapse of the auction-rate securities market, when regulators forced firms including Wachovia — which Wells purchased in 2008 — to reimburse many customers for their losses. Those cases were added to individual brokers’ records.

Claggett declined to comment. Beck, Cherrington, and Debaise did not respond to queries; Montgomery could not be reached.

For the most part, though, the women did not have the massive settlements that the men had. The largest 25 settlements involving women at Wells totaled $7.0 million; three of these women were ultimately terminated. The largest 25 settlements involving men totaled $73.1 million — more than 10 times the cost. None of the men were fired.

Research: Richard Salame, Westley Hennigh-Palermo