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Assistant General Counsel - Executive Director, Escalated and Regulatory Consumer Matters

Wells Fargo
$173,300- $359,900/ year
Posted Jun 29
Full Time
HybridWashington, District Of Columbia

About This Role

Wells Fargo is seeking an Assistant General Counsel - Executive Director in the Legal Department as part of the Consumer, Small & Business Banking (CSBB) & Enterprise Payments (EP). For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at

In This Role, You Will


  • Advise more experienced leadership to develop or influence objectives, plans, specifications, resources, and long-term goals for highly complex business and needs
  • Handle matters that have a significant impact on the Company's operations, strategies, or profitability
  • Provide legal advice on matters for management of the Corporation and its subsidiaries
  • Serve as a legal advisor to the businesses within Wells Fargo
  • Lead the strategy and resolution of highly complex and unique challenges across multiple areas or the enterprise, delivering solutions that are long-term, large-scale and require vision, creativity, innovation, advanced analytical and inductive thinking, and coordination of highly complex activities and guidance to others
  • Review and analyze complex large scale or long-term challenges that require in-depth evaluation of multiple factors including intangibles or unprecedented factors
  • Represent of the Company in highly complex litigation, negotiations, settlement discussions, and claims related legal issues
  • Manage highly complex claims and litigation
  • Provide vision, direction, and expertise to more experienced leadership on implementing innovative and significant business solutions that are large in scale or companywide strategies
  • Develop and lead implementation of strategic business initiatives, and lead work team to meet deliverables and drive new initiatives
  • Provide substantive legal advice on matters for more experienced management of the Corporation
  • Educate, train, and supervise less experienced attorneys within the Legal department
  • Collaborate with and influence all levels of professionals, including more experienced managers
  • Oversee and take an active role in the education and training of a team of attorneys
  • Engage and influence stakeholders, internal partners, and peers associated with the function or affected by its outcomes

Required Qualifications:


  • 7+ 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:


  • Extensive consumer regulatory legal experience, including deep understanding of relevant legal authorities.
  • Prior in-house regulatory experience at a large financial firm or experience at a bank regulatory agency is preferred
  • Significant experience representing or operating within large, matrixed organizations providing general legal advice and support in connection with risk and regulatory topics.
  • Significant experience advising highly regulated clients, including working across the supervisory lifecycle of regulatory matters.
  • Proven ability to create and sustain effective, influential, and trusted relationships with senior leaders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong collaborative working style
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Pay Range

$173,300.00 - $359,900.00


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:

29 Jun 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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