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Counsel 4 - ERRA Division - Conduct Risk Section at Wells Fargo

Posted on: 15 May 2019 64 views
: Counsel 4
: Wells Fargo
: JD
: 8

Job ID 5481813
Schedule Type Reg-Time
Work Hours 40
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, Minneapolis, Minnesota;

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 Law Department supports the vision, values & goals 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.

The Role

The successful candidate will work within the Conduct Risk Section of the Legal Department's Enterprise Risk, Regulatory & Audit (ERRA) Division to provide guidance to senior management on complex legal and regulatory matters with significant impact on business initiatives, strategy, and performance. ERRA’s Conduct Risk Section provides legal advice and counsel, in collaboration with other Divisions to facilitate the Legal Department’s coordinated legal coverage of conduct functions within the Company, including ethics, insider threat, sales practices, complaints, and allegations of team member misconduct. The Sections responsibilities include:

  • promoting consistency of the Company’s processes, communication, development, and integration of conduct risk programs to meet senior management, Board of Directors and regulatory expectations for conduct related issues; 
  • sharing information across the Legal Department to enable an integrated and strategic legal perspective on conduct issues across the Company; and
  • building partnerships with colleagues in the businesses and enterprise functions, as well as across the Legal Department, to influence decision making, priorities, and change necessary to meet the Company's goals.

Responsibilities include leading initiatives of varying scope and complexity, including analysis and response to legal, regulatory, reputational, compliance and policy matters related to Conduct Risk. This senior counsel may serve as the primary legal contact for senior management and will take an active role in the development of more junior staff.

Required Qualifications


  • 8+ years of experience as a practicing attorney; or 6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and 2+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government/regulatory, financial services, or technology
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications


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

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Takes initiative for suggesting new and better ways to solve problems and increase efficiency
  • Values consistency and organization
  • Ability to positively interact with many different personalities
  • Adept at navigating situations with incomplete information, rapidly changing priorities, and fluid roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge and experience with risk management

Job Expectations


  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

Salary Information

To be determined


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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