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Wells Fargo Counsel 3 - Bank Regulatory Team in New York, New York

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At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Legal Department supports the vision, values & goals of Wells Fargo by providing expert, creative, cost-effective, and timely advice and services to all Wells Fargo businesses and support functions. We operate in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership to find creative solutions that best serve our customers, prudently manage risks, and contribute to Wells Fargo's enterprise success.

This is a Counsel 3 position on the Bank Regulatory Team in the Enterprise Risk, Regulatory & Audit Division of the Wells Fargo Legal Department. Attorneys on the Team provide expert legal and technical advice regarding U.S. corporate-level bank and bank holding company laws and associated regulations and guidance. These include, for example, Federal Reserve Regulations K, O, W, Y and YY; National Bank Act powers and related OCC regulations; regulatory capital, leverage and liquidity rules; regulations covering the activities of designated systemically important banks; bank branching and other office establishment issues; and federal National Bank Act preemption.

The successful candidate will (i) review proposed equity investments and evaluate related regulatory authorities for the investment and Bank Holding Company Act control and affiliate status determinations; (ii) assist in reviewing and evaluating corporate acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations for regulatory considerations; advise on regulatory and supervisory considerations and requirements with respect to transactions and the development of new or expanded products and services;(iii) advise on the development or application of policies, procedures and training with respect to regulatory compliance requirements; (iv) assist in the preparation of regulatory applications or notices or comment letters on proposed regulatory changes; and (v) support the work of more senior counsel within the Section with respect to the foregoing and the work of the Section generally.

The position is expected to be based in Minneapolis, MN; Charlotte, NC; Washington, DC or New York, NY.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney

  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters

  • Extensive experience conducting research and providing counsel and guidance regarding complex legal issues

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters

  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration

  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

Other Desired Qualifications

  • It is expected that candidates for this Counsel 3 position will have substantial experience in providing the type of advice, counsel and client advocacy described above to regulated financial institutions and their most senior business, risk and compliance executives

  • Prior corporate transactional or regulatory experience at a large law firm or financial institution or experience at a bank regulatory agency is preferred

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong collaborative working style

  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

Street Address

MN-Minneapolis: 90 S 7th St - Minneapolis, MN

NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC

DC-Washington: 1750 H St Nw - Washington, DC

NY-New York: 150 E 42nd St - New York, NY


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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Company: Wells Fargo

Req Number: 5565763-3

Updated: 2021-03-01 03:49:28.254 UTC

Location: New York,NY