Senior Counsel

City National   •  

Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Financial Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 297 days ago

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Position will provide legal counsel and advice with respect to assigned area(s) of the Bank and related to specific functional areas of expertise. Substantial expertise in assigned area of focus is essential, as is the ability to work and communicate effectively with management and staff at multiple levels.

The successful applicant will be expected to help analyze and address legal risks associated with products and services, to provide transaction support, to assist in product development, marketing and documentation, to help resolve issues as they arise and to provide advice in connection with implementation of overall business strategy. Additionally provides counsel and advice with respect to general banking matters of a significant nature and performs required administrative/operational responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications

*A JD and admission to the California State Bar
*Minimum 10 years of experience at a major law firm (financial services practice), in-house legal department of a financial institution or bank regulatory agency or commensurate experience
*Minimum 10 years of experience with bank operations and the wide range of financial services


~Provide legal counsel to Bank's businesses and support functions in bank operations, including retail and commercial deposits, branch operations and cash management services.
~Provide legal counsel to Bank units on compliance with banking and related laws and regulations, including regulations of the FRB, OCC, CFPB, and FDIC.
~Advise, review, and prepare complex legal documents relating to bank operations, vendor contracts and other bank-wide legal needs and support functions.

Provide legal counsel and support, preferably in many of the following specific areas:

Operations Support:

~Significant experience in negotiable instruments and payment systems including the UCC and Regs D, E, CC, DD, and other related regulations
~Provide legal counsel on bank operational activities, including deposit accounts, bank account agreements, legal process and ATM regulations.

Product Review and Disclosure:

~Advise on non-credit related deposit products and services, including pricing, debit cards, gift cards, IOLTA/IOLA products and related fee schedules
~Review and draft disclosure documents

Digital Channels:

~Significant experience and knowledge of mobile banking and related disclosures and other marketing materials.

Vendor Contract

~Advise and negotiate vendor contracts covering a wide range of bank products, cash management and IT services and other vendors

Privacy Matters:

~Significant experience and knowledge of GLB, CFPB Regs., Reg P, and state privacy laws
~Coordinate Bank's response in case of security breaches


~Provide legal counsel for external advertising and internal and external communications
~Negotiate vendor contracts for sponsorships, special promotions, and advertising agencies
~Significant experience and knowledge of Reg D and CFPB and FTC Regs, including UDAAP

Skills and Knowledge

~Well versed in California and federal laws and regulations governing the assigned area(s) of responsibility (including Articles 3 and 4 of the UCC and Regulation E), banking environment, and related industry practices.
~Experience with and knowledge of legal principles applicable to bank contracts, preferably including experience in bank vendor contracting and management, as well as related regulations, technology contracts, intellectual property rights and indemnification provisions.
~Experience in analyzing, interpreting and communicating legal strategies and requirements with clients, and in translating complex legal requirements into written materials and oral presentations, and in effectively advising clients in the development or modification of products and services, as well as in developing of modifying compliance policies, procedures and training programs.
~Experience working with bank regulatory agencies.
~Proven leadership with initiative and problem solving abilities. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Strong presentation and documentation skills.

Job ID LGL-8516