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Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Counsel as part of the Treasury Management Section of the Commercial Banking Legal Division. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include research and providing legal advice with respect to commercial deposits products, treasury management services and payments systems. Specific responsibilities within these areas of specialization include providing support to internal Wells Fargo Commercial Banking lines of business (including Government Banking and Middle Market Banking) with respect to deposits, treasury management services and payments systems; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; drafting and reviewing policies and procedures; advising clients regarding existing, new and modified treasury management products and services and emerging payments systems; marketing reviews; and evaluating the impact of changes in laws and regulations.

In this role, you will:
Lead complex initiatives with broad impact and act as a key participant in large scale planning
Provides guidance to senior management on complex legal and regulatory matters with significant impact on business initiatives, strategy, and performance
Assess legal risk associated with all risk types and develops strategies for reducing legal exposure.
Lead analysis of and response to legal, regulatory, reputational, compliance, and policy matters within area of expertise
Identify and analyze complex legal issues, develop conclusions, and make recommendations for issue resolution
Serve as the primary legal contact for assigned clients
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.
Take an active role in the development, oversight, and delegation of tasks to more junior staff.
May lead initiatives of varying scope and complexity.

Required Qualifications:
5+ 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

Desired Qualifications:
Experience as a practicing attorney in financial services is highly desired
Knowledge of UCC articles 3, 4 and 4A, FDIC and other federal banking regulations, and NACHA operating rules
Experience supporting treasury or cash management businesses
Government or other contract negotiation experience
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.
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.

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