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This position is responsible for providing legal services to the institutional and international derivatives and fixed income trading businesses of Wells Fargo Bank and its affiliates, including Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Also supports Wells Fargo’s sales and trading desks on matters involving Dodd-Frank, the Commodity Exchange Act and other domestic and international laws pertaining to traded products and to exchange trading, clearing, margining, reporting and other requirements of financial reform initiatives. Will also work with attorneys supporting prime brokerage.
Duties and Responsibilities
– Develops strong working relationships with senior management of the Spread and Macro businesses of the Markets business of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and assists in developing the overall legal coverage strategy and philosophy of support and decision-making for this business.
– Works closely with senior leaders to evaluate the legal and commercial impact of major decisions where applicable law, regulations, or facts are unclear, controversial, or conflicting.
– Independently develops and renders opinions, consults with, and advises clients on commercial, legal, and regulatory matters.
– Provides regulatory, structuring, documentation and transactional support related to derivatives and fixed income products offered to U.S. and non-U.S. persons and entities.
– Represents Wells Fargo on transactions and advocacy efforts inside and outside the organization.
– Reads, writes, analyzes, and interprets complex documents.
– Provides support when needed on matters outside areas of primary coverage, including other asset classes.
– Also supports Wells Fargo as an end user of derivative products.
– Manages outside counsel support and legal expense.
– Follows Legal Department policies and procedures in carrying out support and matter management responsibilities.
Required Qualifications
– 8+ years of legal experience with a major law firm, securities regulatory agency or in-house law department; including 5+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities; or 6+ years of experience with a major law firm and 2+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government/regulatory, financial services, or technology, including 5+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities
– Active State Bar membershipDesired Qualifications
– Ability to advise senior management on changes in laws and regulations
– Ability to interact effectively and confidently with senior management
– Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
– Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
– Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
– Strong collaboration and partnering skills
– Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

Other Desired Qualifications
– 5+ years of significant experience in representing clients with respect to interest rates derivatives transactions, including experience with institutional and international customers
– Significant knowledge and experience with U.S. and foreign laws, rules and regulations relevant to derivatives transactions, including the Dodd-Frank Act; Sections 23A and B of the Federal Reserve Act; securities, commodities and investment laws (including clearing, margining, disclosure, licensing requirements and conflicts of interests); bankruptcy laws (including netting laws); and laws related to corporate compliance and governance matters.

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