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Responsibilities This position reports directly to a Deputy General Counsel and will provide primary legal support to consumer lending lines of business, including but not limited to: real estate secured lending (mortgage, home equity loans and lines of credit), other secured lending and unsecured loans and lines of credit. This position is a leadership position and will manage a small team of attorneys. This position will require the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work with compliance personnel and various lines of business and cross-functional groups, including IT designers and developers, to ensure the Bank’s policies and practices are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.
Drafts, reviews, and edits legal documents and materials.
Provides legal services and counsel to clients in relation to laws and regulations in the client’s line of business.
Produces clear and concise written materials that can be submitted to clients with minimal or no revision or review by a more senior attorney.
Identifies and analyzes more complex or novel matters; develops conclusions, makes recommendations, and provides reliable advice.
Assigns the appropriate degree of importance to issues and can formulate and carry out research and investigative strategies.
Advises clients on risks in one or more assigned departments or units of the organization; works with outside counsel to develop agreements, strategies, briefs, and communications; supervises outside counsel work.
Works directly with business clients and develops an understanding of business unit needs and products. Contributes advice and counsel on policy and procedures.
Counsels management whenever legal decisions or plans are being made or when changes in the law occur.
Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving problems of recognized complexity and facts that are occasionally in question for which considerable legal judgment, experience, and independent reasoning are required.
Identifies the level and type of outside legal assistance needed by assessing the costs of outside legal services and supervising outside counsel to ensure that the fees charged are reasonable.
Four-year college degree (excellent academic credentials)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Juris doctorate degree (excellent academic credentials) from an accredited law school and State Bar certification
8+ years legal experience in a law firm environment or relevant in-house financial services corporate legal practice working with bank regulatory matters, including experience and knowledge of state and federal consumer mortgage laws and regulations, as well as consumer finance regulations including, but not limited to TILA/Reg. Z, RESPA, ECOA/Reg. B, FCRA, and state lending laws and regulations.
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