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Counsel 4 - Corporate Regulatory Section

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 5535724 Exp.: 8+ Years
The Position
  • This is a Counsel 4 position in the Corporate Regulatory Section of the Enterprise Risk, Regulatory & Audit Division of the Wells Fargo Legal Department. Attorneys in the Section provide legal advice and counsel to Business Groups and Enterprise Functions, including Public Affairs.
  • This Counsel 4 position will provide legal advice and counsel to the Company’s Public Affairs function, including with respect to one or more of the following areas: political law, including campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics and political conflicts-of-interest; corporate social responsibility; and philanthropic activities and initiatives.

The successful candidate will have experience or proficiency in one or more of the following areas:
  • Researching, analyzing and advising on state and federal laws or principals and standards related to political and lobbying activities; corporate philanthropic and community relations activities; or social responsibility positions (including those related to sustainability, human rights, or diversity and inclusion matters)
  • Analyzing changes in legislation and regulations in these areas, and providing legal advice and counsel on the implications of these changes to operations and activities
  • Communicating legal requirements to all levels within a company, including to senior management
  • Advising compliance and risk management partners in the above areas and supporting them in the development of related policies, procedures and controls
  • Working with cross-functional disciplines within the Company in the development of social responsibility positions
  • Reviewing and advising on legal documentation associated with corporate charitable giving

Position Location
  • The position is expected to be based in Charlotte, NC, Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY, or Washington, D.C.

Required Qualifications
  • 8+ years of experience as a practicing attorney; or 6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and 2+ years of legal-related 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

  • 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

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