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Assistant General Counsel - Capital Markets and Securities

Wells Fargo
$144,400- $300,000
Posted May 02
Full Time
New York

About This Role

Wells Fargo is seeking an Assistant General Counsel who will be a member of the Legal Department and responsible for advising senior management on the company's corporate treasury activities, including capital markets transactions and securities law compliance matters.

In This Role, You Will

  • Serve as a primary attorney advising our corporate treasury team on capital markets and securities transactions.
  • Provide substantive legal advice regarding the company's capital markets activities, including debt and equity issuances, repurchases, and redemptions.
  • Ensure compliance with securities law requirements and best practices for significant capital markets transactions.
  • Review and update relevant capital markets disclosures, including registration statements and prospectuses.
  • Handle various corporate governance activities related to the company's funding transactions, including inter-affiliate funding matters.
  • Provide legal advice and influence objectives, plans, resources, and long-term goals for highly complex liquidity and funding needs.
  • Handle matters that have a significant impact on the company's operations, funding, and liquidity.
  • Provide legal expertise on implementing and completing significant capital markets transactions.

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years of Law experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Active State Bar membership or the equivalent in a country outside the United States

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated sound knowledge and experience advising companies and issuers on capital markets transactions and securities law compliance matters.
  • Strong securities and corporate law background, including demonstrated knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
  • Significant experience providing substantive legal advice on a variety of capital markets transactions, including debt and equity issuances, repurchases, and redemptions.
  • Significant experience reviewing and updating relevant capital markets disclosures, including registration statements and prospectuses.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration.
  • Financial services industry experience.
  • Ability to analyze, develop, and execute solutions to complex legal issues.

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule (in office at least 3 days a week) at one of our approved job posting locations.

Pay Range

$144,400.00 - $300,000.00


Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit Benefits - Wells Fargo Careers for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

Posting End Date:

6 May 2024

  • Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Applicants With Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo .

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace. Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.

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