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Counsel-Consumer & Small Business Banking

Wells Fargo
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (on-site)
7 days ago


About this role:
Wells Fargo is seeking a Counsel in Legal as part of the Consumer Small Business Banking Legal Group. The Counsel position will report to the Managing Counsel of the Division Initiatives team under the Department's Consumer & Small Business Banking (Legal) and Consumer Lending (Legal) Divisions. The role will provide strategic planning, implementation, and operational support to both Consumer legal divisions. The position will involve a diverse range of project management, business analytics, communication, and legal service operations. Additionally, the role will assist with a high volume of work, strategic planning, and strategic projects in order to drive senior leader initiatives. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at

In this role, you will:
  • Conduct daily legal research and analysis of developments impacting financial services law
  • Research, analyze, and oversee an editing team responsible for producing a recurring report on financial services law developments
  • Provide advice on the impact of policy, legal, and regulatory changes.
  • Participate in initiatives of varying scope that are typically moderately complex
  • Review and analyze basic assignments or challenges that require research, evaluation, and selection of alternatives, and exercise independent judgment to guide medium risk deliverables
  • Present recommendations for complex situations and exercise independent judgment while developing expertise in policies, procedures an compliance requirement
  • Provide guidance typically to internal clients on legal matters to assist with legal risk assessment, planning and policy decisions, or claims against the Company.
  • Serve as a liaison with the Department's Talent & Leader Development stakeholders on a variety of initiatives focused on employee career development
  • Educate and train Divisions' attorneys and legal professionals on newly launched Department or Division initiatives as required
  • Work is typically performed with some oversight from, or in support of, more senior counsel, and complex issues are escalated as necessary
  • Collaborate within the department and across business and staff functions to address legal and risk issues in a manner consistent with the best interests of Wells Fargo.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced counsel or paralegals
  • Partner and coordinate with outside counsel on engagements
  • Participate in less complex initiatives and identify opportunity for process improvement

  • Required Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of Law experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Active State Bar membership or the equivalent in a country outside the United States

  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience as a practicing attorney
  • Ability to research law and regulations and develop advice with respect to complex legal issues using public as well as company websites and databases
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience preparing legal memoranda for senior attorneys and business leaders
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced complex environment with a high degree of collaboration
  • Effective in building partnerships.
  • Project management skills.

  • We Value Diversity

    At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

    Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

    Candidates applying to job openings posted in US:All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 65794745
    • Workplace Type: On-Site
    • Location:
      Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
    • Company Name For Job: Wells Fargo
    • Position Title: Counsel-Consumer & Small Business Banking
    • Job Function: Other

    Please refer to the company's website or job descriptions to learn more about them.

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