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Position Summary:
Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Counsel in Legal as part of the Commercial Banking Legal Division. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at Wellsfargo.com/career.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide guidance to management on legal and regulatory matters impacting business strategy and policy or claims against the Company.
  • Proactively identifies policy, legal, and regulatory matters pertaining to area of expertise, and evaluates the legal risk and impact.
  • Independently resolve moderately complex issues and lead team to meet deliverables
  • Exercise considerable discretion and may 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.
  • Coach, mentor and provide oversight with less experienced attorneys or staff
  • Lead initiatives of varying scope and complexity.

Required Qualifications:

4+ 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:

  • Commercial finance experience, including drafting and negotiating syndicated commercial loan documentation
  • Experience with secured loan transactions
  • Experience interpreting a variety of laws and regulations
  • Providing legal guidance on new or modified loan or other bank products
  • 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
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration

    Job Expectations:

    Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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