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Assistant General Counsel - VP - Conduct Management and Internal Investigations

Wells Fargo
$144,400- $300,000/ year
Posted May 03
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District of Columbia

About This Role

Wells Fargo is seeking an Assistant General Counsel- VP to join the Conduct Risk Management and Internal Investigations section of the Employment and Investigations Division. This section supports the Company's Sales Practices Conduct Management and Conduct Risk functions, providing legal support for the conduct functions within the Company, including ethics, insider threat, sales practices, and allegations. In addition, the Section leads privileged, conduct-related internal investigations for the Legal Department, and serves as the legal liaison for the Company's Enterprise Investigations unit.

This position will focus on managing the internal investigations portfolio of matters.

In This Role, You Will


  • Conduct though, objective, and efficient privileged internal investigations, which include the identification of possible root causes, control enhancements, customer impacts, policy violations, and employee accountability
  • Provide day-to-day legal support for Wells Fargo's Enterprise Investigations team on investigation-related issues and topics
  • Follow and ensure consistent application of Company and Legal Department policies and procedures, including those related to conduct programs
  • Assist with the implementation of planned technology improvements to reduce manual processes
  • Drive operational excellence, including workforce management, time allocation, modernized programs, and other quality and efficiency-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with and influence all levels of professionals, including more experienced managers
  • Engage and influence stakeholders, internal partners, and peers associated with conduct investigations or affected by its outcomes

Required Qualifications:


  • 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 experience conducting, managing, and overseeing employment and/or conduct-related internal investigations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision and exercise exceptional judgment in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Expertise advising business leaders on complex legal issues related to employee and company conduct
  • Ability to analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters
  • Extensive experience conducting research and providing counsel and guidance regarding complex legal issues
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration
  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

Job Expectations:


  • Position will require onsite presence from any of the required locations listed below
  • This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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:

11 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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