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Sr. Attorney

Santander Bank
Posted Sep 07
Full Time
RemoteMiami, Florida



Position Summary:

The Senior Attorney is responsible for handling various corporate, legal, compliance and regulatory matters for federally chartered Edge Act banking corporation and certain affiliates. These matters may include, among others, advising Bank on the applicability and implementation of numerous laws and regulations; performing legal research and analysis; drafting memorandum of law and legal opinions; drafting and negotiating agreements (such as loan agreements, collateral security agreements, ISDAs, escrow agreements, banking and investment account agreements, and third party vendor agreements); performing due diligence; advising on various securities transactions, advising on corporate governance matters, and advising and monitoring litigation, subpoenas and legal processes.


Position Duties / Responsibilities:

• Advice on investment products and services, analyze regulatory and contractual requirements, suitability requirements, fiduciary principles, disclosures and legal risk mitigation, cross border regulations, and perform due diligence in connection with the offering of investment products and services.

• Draft, review and negotiate various agreements related to banking and investment products and services, credit, marketing material, technology, third party Vendors, and employment.

• Advising and assisting with corporate governance matters, processes and practices, and drafting corporate resolutions, corporate governance documents, Board and management level minutes, agendas and charters.

• Advising on all applicable laws and regulation, including banking, securities regulations, Volcker Rule, Regulation K, Regulation R, Regulation S, privacy regulations, and Intermediate Holding Company regulations other Federal and State laws.

• Advising on the following:  internal investigations, dispute resolution, defense and prosecution of lawsuits and threatened litigation, and responses to subpoenas and other legal processes and other law enforcement investigations and employment related matters.

• Assisting General Counsel and support the development and implementation of the Bank’s strategy and objectives.
• Handle other duties as assigned or requested by immediate supervisor or General Counsel.


Specialized Knowledge:

• Very strong analytical skills and ability to effectively evaluate legal exposure. 
• Ability to identify and successfully handle a wide range of issues, interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for various disciplines of law, especially in banking and investment products and services, transactional and cross-border dealings and technology.
• Good knowledge of corporate governance matters and practices.
• Experienced in research and drafting of legal memorandum, legal opinions and correspondence.
• Ability to negotiate contracts and business proposals.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, including ability to prepare and conduct presentations on various legal issues related to banking and financial services.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal clients, colleagues, intermediaries, groups and externally with executives and attorneys within affiliated organization, and with third parties.
• Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload and complete tasks within deadlines.
• Ability to maintain discretion and manage confidential information.
• Self-starter, motivated, resourceful, proactive and energetic.
• Must be able to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints.
• Strong organizational and follow up skills.
• Effective team player skilled at collaboration with others to accomplish quality legal and professional service.
• Ability to adapt quickly to changing responsibilities and multiple assignments.
• Ability to thrive in a fast paced-dynamic environment.


Education: Juris Doctor required or equivalent experience


Business Experience: 7-10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated required level of proficiency  


Technical Knowledge:

Proficient with Westlaw legal research, Microsoft word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Effective written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish are essential.
• Ability to utilize document review hosting databases.


Licenses / Certifications: Member in good standing with the Florida Bar or other manager approved State Bar. 


Languages: English required. Spanish is a plus.   

Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occassional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employer Rights: Employer Rights:This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

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