Senior Counsel

Umpqua Bank
Posted Jan 21
Full Time
Salem, Oregon
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About Us:

Umpqua Bank is a publicly traded financial holdings company, headquartered in the Pacific Northwest with 6,000+ employees, which offers banking services to customers throughout the nation. It’s an especially exciting time to join our team as, following the recent merger with Columbia Bank, we have grown to become a leading western-based regional bank with more than $50B in assets under management and an unwavering commitment to our associates, our customers, and our communities.

We create a great place to work by offering a special brand of relationship banking and by providing a culture where associates thrive. Associates who embody our core values fit in well here and we are eager to meet candidates who demonstrate behaviors that align with Trust, Ownership, Growth, Empathy, Teamwork, Heart, Enjoyment, and Relationships.

About the Role:

Under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, provide legal counsel to various bank departments, with an emphasis on the following: pending or threatened litigation; depository and branch operations; fraud and other financial investigations; and state law and federal regulatory compliance.

  • Together with the Deputy General Counsel and outside counsel (when appropriate), oversee active and threatened litigation associated with the Bank’s provision of banking services, developing and executing on effective resolution strategies for such matters;
  • Advise Deposit Support and branch management teams on issues arising from existing and prospective consumer and commercial deposit and safe deposit box relationships;
  • Advise the Legal Services Support team on issues arising from subpoenas, garnishments and levies;
  • Advise the Treasury Management team on issues arising from the provision of ancillary commercial deposit services;
  • Advise the Fraud Investigations team on issues arising from deposit relationships and services;
  • As able, advise on lending structure and documentation for approved loan transactions;
  • Draft, review and/or proofread other routine transaction documentation;
  • Stay abreast of developments in federal regulation and state law relating to the Bank’s business activities, serving as subject matter expert;
  • Provide legal counsel to other teams as needed;
  • When appropriate, serve as an internal point of contact for outside counsel, facilitating timely and efficient communication between Bank personnel and outside counsel;
  • Take personal initiative and provide a positive example for others to emulate both within the internal Legal Department and the Bank as a whole; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate compliance with all bank regulations that apply to your position and keep up to date on regulation changes.
  • Maintain working knowledge of our policies and procedures regarding the Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security, and other regulations that apply to your position

About You:

  • Admission to the California, Oregon, and/or Washington bar associations or willingness and ability to gain such admission;
  • Ten years of experience as an attorney or equivalent work experience, with a focus on representation of financial institutions or an in-house position with a financial institution;
  • Working knowledge of the following relating to consumer and commercial depository relationships: Federal regulation; state law in the Bank’s footprint states; Uniform Commercial Code; and case law;
  • Working knowledge of state law in the Bank’s footprint states related to secured transactions and creditor’s rights preferred;
  • Working knowledge of California, Oregon and/or Washington state and federal court (including bankruptcy court) rules and procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize competing interests and stressful situations in a professional manner;
  • Ability to occasionally travel to other Bank offices, court hearings and attorney offices;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Our Benefits:

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base wages and comprehensive benefits. The pay range for this role is $100,463 - $175,412, and the pay rate for the selected candidate is dependent upon a variety of non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, education, and geographic location. The role may be eligible for performance-based incentive compensation and those details will be provided during the recruitment process.

We offer eligible associates comprehensive healthcare coverage (medical, dental, and vision plans), a 401(k)-retirement savings plan with employer match for qualifying associate contributions, an employee assistance program, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition assistance, mental health resources, identity theft protection, legal support, auto and home insurance, pet insurance, access to an online discount marketplace, and paid vacation, sick days, volunteer days, and holidays. Benefit eligibility begins the first day of the month following the date of hire for associates who are regularly scheduled to work at least thirty hours weekly.

Our Commitment to Diversity:

Umpqua Bank is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to employing, engaging, and developing a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other applicable protected status or characteristics. If you require an accommodation to complete the application or interview(s), please let us know by email: [email protected]

To Staffing and Recruiting Agencies:

Our posted job opportunities are only intended for individuals seeking employment at Umpqua Bank. Umpqua Bank does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies and Umpqua Bank will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resume submissions. Staffing and recruiting agencies are not authorized to submit profiles, applications, or resumes to this site or to any Umpqua Bank employee and any such submissions will be considered unsolicited unless requested directly by a member of the Talent Acquisition team.