Associate Counsel, Commercial Banking - Remote Within Footprint

Associated BankMilwaukee, WisconsinFull TimeOn Site

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Job Summary
With limited direction from the Assistant General Counsel, and with support of the Senior Counsel, assist the Special Assets, Corporate Banking, CRE, Business Banking and related business lines on legal issues, transactional advice, deal structure, potential and actual litigation, changes in federal and state law, and document review.  Responsibilities include reviewing and drafting loan documents, contracts, forbearance agreements, memos and emails on legal and regulatory requirements and supporting the updating/implementation of all policies and procedures related to the bank's legal responsibilities to minimize the company's exposure to financial loss.

Job Accountabilities

  • Provide support to the assigned lines of business for day-to-day legal matters and questions, including drafting, reviewing, finalizing, and interpreting agreements and other legal documents.
  • Provide support to the Senior Counsel as necessary. May also provide direct or indirect supervision for other legal staff.
  • Research law-related questions and report findings to the appropriate departments or colleagues.
  • Attend internal client and committee meetings.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Monitor legal environment (e.g. changes in state or federal laws, rules and regulations, court decisions, etc.) to ensure awareness of actual and pending changes in each area of legal responsibility and communicate information internally as appropriate.
  • Serve as a liaison with and monitor the performance of outside counsel to ensure quality and contain costs.
  • Assist in the oversight of the legal aspects of organizational transactions.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, or Senior Counsel.


  • Bachelor's Degree emphasis in Finance, Economics, Regulatory Review, Accounting, Law, or Risk Management. Required
  • JD Required
  • 5 years as an attorney with a practice focusing on commercial banking, workout and finance matters. Required
Licenses and Certifications
  • License to Practice Law by start date, Required

Compliance Statement
Fully complies with all applicable enterprise policies and procedures. Acts in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in training materials, including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act. Responsible for reporting suspicious activity to Financial Intelligence. Responsible to report all customer complaints as prescribed and procedure violations to management or HR. Responsible to report ethical concerns as needed to Associated’s anonymous Ethics Hotline.

Associated Bank is committed to working diligently with any colleague who needs an accommodation perform the essential functions of the job. Please contact the Leaves & Accommodations office to request an accommodation.

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