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First Republic Bank is looking to hire a mid-level attorney to join the Legal Team as a Director, Senior Counsel, Deposits, to be based in San Francisco or Los Angeles/Century City, California. This Senior Counsel will join an existing legal team that supports all commercial, consumer and professional deposit and lending activity nationwide, and will also provide legal assistance on other matters as needed.  The position is hybrid between office and virtual.
The successful candidate will help guide the execution of business plans and other initiatives that support deposit activities nationwide. S/he will guide the Bank’s deposit activities in all of the Bank’s footprint jurisdictions (currently taking deposits in 7 states), focusing on relevant federal and state regulatory and legal requirements. S/he will work closely with client-facing bankers and support teams to assist with deposit operations issues and projects (including deposit strategy) and will also interact with other Bank attorneys to assist on broader legal matters.
What you’ll do as a Director, Senior Counsel, Deposits:
– Providing legal advice and services to all aspects of the Bank’s consumer and business deposit-taking and related lines of business, including the Bank’s Preferred Banking Offices.
– Drafting, consulting, and advising on documentation for consumer and business deposit activities, including seeking necessary approvals and ensuring compliance with all Bank policies and procedures.
– Advising the Bank on regulatory requirements affecting the deposit franchise, including Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Federal Reserve Act/Regulation D, Electronic Funds Transfer Act/Regulation E, Expedited Funds Availability Act/Regulation CC, Truth in Savings Act/Regulation DD, CAN-SPAM, UDAAP, ESIGN Act, Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, and applicable state laws and regulations.
– Advising the Bank on deposit operations issues, including account opening and closing, deposit account documentation requirements, trusts and estates, power of attorney and agency law, guardianships and conservatorships, retirement accounts, mobile banking, unclaimed property laws, safe deposit boxes, financial elder abuse, fraud (negotiable instruments and electronic fund transfers), bankruptcy, and NACHA Rules.
– Ensuring the business line complies with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and guidance.
Assisting in the formulation, communication, and implementation of strategic business plans and other strategic and systems initiatives to help the business line function more efficiently.
– Managing outside counsel and vendors as appropriate.
– Producing deliverables to support internal and external audits, regulatory examinations, or any other oversight review in the set time frame.
– Performing other duties specific to department functions and/or supporting broader corporate needs as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities
You could be a great fit if you have:
– Five to ten years of related legal experience in-house, at another leading bank, or in private practice (or some combination thereof).
– Strong experience in multi-jurisdictional deposit regulations/issues, with an emphasis on retail deposit products, payments systems and bank operations.
– Expertise analyzing, drafting, and negotiating transactional and other legal documents.
– Experience dealing with clients in line with those of the deposits platform (experience with private equity/venture capital/hedge funds clients and/or transactions a plus).
– An undergraduate degree and a JD from a top institution; licensed to practice law in California.
– Positive with a high EQ.
– A relationship builder who can establish trust and credibility across the organization as well as with other key external constituents.
– Highly collaborative and strategic; detail-oriented and hands-on in approach. Naturally assumes leadership roles.
– A strong communicator with excellent writing and speaking skills – charismatic and confident presentation style in interactions with top bankers, executive management, and clients.
– Able to handle both a wide range of matters and a high volume of matters with a focus on risk/reward and adding value.
– Willing to handle both high-level strategic initiatives and “in the weeds” day-to-day counseling responsibilities.
– Independent and a self-starter. Not afraid to tackle new challenges and legal issues.
– Innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to the practice of law.
– A great team player.
– Willing to travel periodically to other First Republic Bank regions (for example, New York, Boston, Portland and Los Angeles) to build and maintain relationships with the local bankers and the rest of the Office of the General Counsel.
– Welcoming and accepting of FRB’s values: Do the Right Thing – Provide Extraordinary Service – Respect the Team – Take Responsibility – Think Positively – Move Forward, Move Fast – Grow – Have Fun.
Other highly valuable experience includes:
– Familiarity with private banking offerings, including deposit and credit products and estate/trust law.
– An understanding of banking laws and regulations.
– Experience dealing with banking regulators (Fed, OCC and FDIC) and/or securities regulators (SEC and FINRA)
– Strong leadership and business acumen, including the ability to adapt to change and drive business growth, conceptualizing and implementing strategic objectives, and navigating dynamic practice areas.Job Demands:
– Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
– Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.
– Must be able to travel as position requires.Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career?  If so, then come join us.

We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.

We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas has and will continue to be fundamental to the future success of First Republic.

If you are curious to learn more about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply
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