Counsel 4

Wells Fargo   •  

White Plains, NY

8 - 10 years

Posted 161 days ago

5405669

Job Description

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 Law Department supports the vision and values 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.

Attorneys on the Regulatory Team support the Wealth and Investment Management Division.  Attorneys represent the Firm and individuals in responding to regulatory inquiries, investigations, on the record interviews and charges from various regulatory agencies including the SEC, FINRA, all 50 states, and other regulatory and self-regulatory agencies.  Attorneys also work with Compliance and Internal Investigations to conduct internal investigations of issues that involve Wealth and Investment Management employees and entities.  Attorneys also provide legal counsel to Compliance, Human Resources and management on various issues, including the regulatory risks and considerations involved in discipline of employees.  The Team handles many cases internally, involving travel at times. 

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience as a practicing attorney; or 6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and 2+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government/regulatory, financial services, or technology
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to analyze legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries
  • First chair at regulatory interviews, trials, depositions or arbitrations; lead drafter of significant legal documents; lead negotiator in case resolution
  • Ability to lead internal investigations
  • Securities industry experience
  • Representation of securities firms or individual employees in regulatory matters
  • Ability to understand and explain profit and loss computations and other account analysis tools