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Wells Fargo Counsel 3 - Recovery and Resolution Planning in Des Moines, Iowa

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Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as 'Personal Cell' or 'Cellular' in the contact information of your application.

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, 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.

Provides 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. Exercises considerable discretion and may serve as the primary legal contact for assigned clients. Collaborates 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. May coach and mentor more junior staff. May lead initiatives of varying scope and complexity.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney

  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills

  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters

  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration

  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

  • 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

Other Desired Qualifications

  • At least 6 years in an in-house environment at a large corporation or with a mid-large size law firm in a practice area focused on financial regulatory, commercial restructuring and bankruptcy, M&A transactions, or complex financial services investigations and litigation

  • Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility, including leading diverse teams

  • At least 2 years advising financial institutions on resolution and recovery matters, or working within a regulatory agency on such matters

  • Experience advising financial institutions on complex matters related to structure, operations, corporate governance, or enterprise functions

  • Understanding of federal banking laws and regulations

  • Understanding of U.S. and non-U.S. insolvency regimes, particularly as such regimes relate to financial institutions

  • Extensive experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to execute upon defined goals within prescribed timeframes


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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Company: Wells Fargo

Req Number: 5565341-4

Updated: 2021-02-24 23:12:37.862 UTC

Location: Des Moines,IA