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Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory and Risk Jobs in Irving, TX at WELLS FARGO BANK

Title: Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory and Risk


Location: Irving, TX

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is the leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy. News, insights, and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories .

Wells Fargo Legal Department

Our vision is to advance the Company’s strategy, support its transformation, and effectively manage risk through a team known for collaboration, sound judgment, and proactive advice.

We support our vision with four strategic pillars: Integrated Business Advice, Risk Management, Talent & Leadership Development, and Operational Excellence.

The Role

The Assistant General Counsel will lead a team of attorneys and paralegals within the Regulatory & Risk Division providing legal and regulatory advice to the chief operating office.

Responsibilities will include:

Partner with executive business leaders on significant issues that arise, focusing on providing holistic legal and strategic advice and coordinating legal department touch points
Assume a leadership role in providing cross-platform and multi-disciplinary legal advice on management of enterprise consent order implementation and other priority issues.
Oversee a team of professionals responsible for providing legal and strategic support and advice
Manage overall legal support regulatory inquiries and supervisory exams, while collaborating closely with the Litigation and Enforcement teams on related enforcement actions and litigation
Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies, including management and senior executive business leaders, risk and compliance executives, regulators, as well as other relevant external constituencies
Develop aligned partnerships with Legal Department leadership and team members supporting impacted lines of business, focusing particularly on consent order and other priority items
Foster individual team member growth and development in substantive areas and help build transferrable skill sets.

The Candidate

The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate the leadership skill necessary to collaboratively build and lead a high-performing team of legal professionals to drive business results through leadership effectiveness and team member engagement; contributing to broad enterprise strategy with a One Wells Fargo lens; and furthering the company’s strong risk management culture by living the Expectations of Wells Fargo. This collaborative leader must be capable of initiating action and managing change. The position requires a leader with strong relationship management, influencing, vision and execution skills. A key differentiator will be the ability to understand and operate successfully in a complex, heavily matrixed corporate environment. The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for excellence and results, and personal accountability for achievement and outcomes.

Required Qualifications, US:

8+ years of Legal experience, or equivalent experience demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
4+ years of management experience
Active State Bar membership or the equivalent in a country outside the United States

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated effectiveness at change management in a dynamic environment, requiring coordination across numerous constituencies.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills; excellent organizational skills; superior judgment and attention to detail; flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with clients and colleagues in providing legal advice, and to operate successfully in a horizontal fashion across the organization.
Demonstrated strong judgment and leadership in providing strategic guidance to senior management on complex legal and related risk management.
Significant, well-developed expertise in counseling business clients and providing practical advice and strategic guidance on legal and reputational risks arising from complex consumer protection matters, including expertise in supporting complex litigation and regulatory enforcement matters.
Demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively understand business objectives; analyze complex laws and regulations in the context of the overall risk environment; and provide effective, solution-oriented legal advice, particularly in a high-stress, high-risk environment.
Demonstrated ability to organize high-functioning and efficient teams of legal and non-legal professionals to maintain engagement and effectiveness.
High comfort level with both uncertainty and large group dynamics.
Proven track record of successful communications with regulatory agencies and the development of productive relationships with regulatory counterparts.
Focus on cost-effective use of outside counsel and vendors.
Strong track record identifying, escalating and mitigating regulatory, legal, operational and reputational risk.
**Due to a city-wide mandate in New York City, all individuals who perform in-person work or interact with the public during business must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for an approved accommodation to be exempt from being fully vaccinated. Currently, this position falls under the scope of this mandate. **

Pay Range

$249,500.00 – $518,300.00 Annual


Information about Wells Fargo’s employee benefits

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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