Corporate Counsel

Western Alliance BankPhoenix, ArizonaFull TimeOn Site

Job Title

Corporate Counsel



What You'll Do

The position of Corporate Counsel is to provide support, assistance and legal advice to the bank and its holding company and affiliates on a variety of corporate matters, including: subsidiary management and corporate filings; corporate governance; bank regulatory matters and SEC reporting; evaluation and implementation of strategic and tactical corporate initiatives; documentation and due diligence responsibilities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and other business transactions; drafting, reviewing and negotiating vendor and other business contracts; the development of certain corporate policies, procedures, and programs; working with outside counsel and providing continuing advice and counsel on legal matters and on the legal implications of all corporate matters.


What we are looking for:
  • Advises the bank with respect to corporate governance matters and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including corporate and federal securities laws.
  • Provides legal support on major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
  • Handles routine and complex business transactions, including drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Participates on strategic teams to develop and implement Company products and initiatives.
  • Participates in the development of certain corporate policies, procedures and quality control programs.
  • Oversees the work of outside counsel for various engagements on behalf of the Company.
  • Works on a wide variety of issues and legal requirements applicable to a publicly traded company
  • Supports and advises boards and committees of the bank and its affiliates.
  • Assists other in-house attorneys on legal projects as needed.
  • Oversees non-attorney staff as necessary to ensure the delivery of quality legal services.
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law in Arizona or other U.S. jurisdiction.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience or training in private practice or in-house.
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to corporations.
  • Knowledge in some or all facets of the following: corporate and contract law, litigation, labor and employment law, and federal securities laws and related SEC and NYSE rules.
  • Excellent writing and contract drafting skills.
  • Advanced ability to review legal research, analyze and summarize findings as necessary.
  • Exceptional oral, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Benefits You’ll Love

We offer all the important things you'd want — like competitive salaries, an ownership stake in the company, medical and dental insurance, time off, a great 401k matching program, tuition assistance program, an employee volunteer program, and a wellness program. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to bolster your business knowledge, learning the ins and outs of how successful companies operate and manage their finances, giving you invaluable hands-on experience to help grow your career!

About The Company

Western Alliance Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation. Alliance Bank of Arizona, Alliance Association Bank, Bank of Nevada, Bridge Bank, First Independent Bank, and Torrey Pines Bank are divisions of Western Alliance Bank; Member FDIC. AmeriHome Mortgage is a Western Alliance Bank company.

Western Alliance Bancorporation is committed to equal employment and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, nation origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information. Western Alliance Bancorporation is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process and/or need an alternative method of applying, please email or call 602-386-2488. When contacting us, please provide your contact information and state the nature of your accessibility issue. We will only respond to inquiries concerning requests that involve a reasonable accommodation in the application process.

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