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Wells Fargo & Company Hiring Counsel

Posted on: 22 Nov 2018 484 views
: Legal Counsel
: Cabrillo, California, United States
: J.D

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Counsel 2 - Outsourcing and Offshoring Attorney for Global Services

Job ID 5447680

Schedule Type Reg-Time

Work Hours 40Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, San Francisco, California, New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, Charlotte, North Carolina;

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. 

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Legal Department supports the vision and values of Wells Fargo by providing expert, creative, cost-effective, and timely advice and services to all Wells Fargo businesses and support functions. We operate in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership to find creative solutions that best serve our customers, prudently manage risks, and contribute to Wells Fargo’s enterprise success.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (, and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.  

Our diversity of business lines makes us much more than a bank. We're a diversified financial services company. Our diversity helps us weather downturns that inevitably affect any one segment of our industry.

Wells Fargo Law Department

The Wells Fargo Law Department strives to offer services in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership.

The Law Department partners with clients to find solutions that best serve customers and contribute to the success of Wells Fargo. It seeks to create a stimulating, diverse, and collegial work environment in which team members collaborate effectively among themselves and with other groups throughout the company.

The Position

The legal counsel will support Wells Fargo's Enterprise Global Services by analyzing and documenting the legal and regulatory permissibility of transitioning technology and operations to Wells Fargo’s global in-house centers and external service providers across international locations; working with counsel in other legal divisions to resolve various issues pertaining to offshoring and outsourcing; and developing strategic solutions to streamline the legal review process for offshoring and outsourcing.  This role will support other areas in the Legal Department’s eCommerce, Technology, Information & Global Services section. The legal counsel will be expected to focus on legal and operational-risk aspects of technology, business processes, data management, and regulatory requirements related to service provider relationships in offshoring. This role will partner with various stakeholders including regional counsel, compliance and risk partners to ensure that inter-affiliate service contracts comply with local regulatory requirements to facilitate transitioning work to global affiliates, and assist in negotiating related documents.
The successful candidate must have current or prior direct legal and practical experience (meeting the minimum years described below) working on outsourcing and offshoring services.

The successful candidate will be skilled to do all of the following:

  • Be a self-starter who can work independently, accurately, strategically, resourcefully, yet intuitively know when and how to inform, verify, collaborate, and escalate.
  • Advise and support financial services professionals, operational risk managers, technology managers, risk managers, and project management teams by analyzing the legal and regulatory permissibility and feasibility of transitioning operations and technology activities to global locations
  • Be substantively knowledgeable or have some legal and practical experience with financial services operations, preferably including some experience with deposit operations, broker-dealer operations, commercial and consumer lending operations, card operations, data centers, debt collections, and fraud
  • Have a well-grounded foundation of knowledge and experience with legal issues involving server technology, database architecture, information networks, and international service delivery of technology and telecommunications infrastructure for the company's internal business units
  • Have broad knowledge of global data protection laws, anti-money laundering laws, and anti-corruption laws and know how to identify, synthesize, and resolve issues in these areas in collaboration with legal, risk, and compliance subject-matter experts
  • Accustomed to working with global operations and risk management teams across a broad enterprise in diverse time zones
  • Be proficient and influential advising risk managers and compliance managers in the above areas and have a proven and successful performance record supporting them in the development of practical operational processes that control risk and ensure compliance
  • Know how to gather information in a fast-paced business environment, understand business needs and goals, and work with intensity toward effective, practical, strategic, and timely legal solutions

This position will be located in any of the following cities:  Charlotte, NC (preferred location); Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on routine legal matters
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills

Other Desired Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of relevant legal experience working in a financial services corporate law department or law firm
  • Confident, shows initiative, yet willing to take direction from other attorneys with a customer-oriented manner of interacting with coworkers
  • Understanding of reputation risk
  • Knowledge of data protection laws and principles and cross-border data issues
  • Knowledge and experience with consumer and commercial banking laws

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
CA-LA-Downtown Los Angeles: 333 S Grand Avenue - Los Angeles, CA
CA-SF-South Of Market Area: 45 Fremont Street - San Francisco, CA
NY-New York: 150 E 42nd St - New York, NY
MN-Minneapolis: 90 S 7th St - Minneapolis, MN


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.



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