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Senior Counsel - Regulatory Affairs

Posted Jul 06
Full Time
On Site
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. The Regulatory Counsel (Senior Counsel) will work in the Legal Department, reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, as a member of the Regulatory Affairs Legal team. This role will provide bank regulatory legal advice within PNC focusing on laws and regulations impacting financial services firms including in particular state and federal environmental, social and governance (ESG) laws and regulations, including in the area of climate risk and disclosure, and state and federal anti-ESG laws, including in the area of fair access.

This position is primarily based in a PNC location out of Pittsburgh, PA. Responsibilities require time in the office or in the field on a regular basis. Some responsibilities may be performed remotely, at manager’s discretion.


• Providing bank regulatory legal counsel on a wide array of statutes and regulations governing PNC’s business and operations, including those at the bank, the holding company and their affiliates;
• Ensuring that PNC is in line with industry best practices for a top-tier bank, in its approach to understanding and complying with regulatory guidance;
• Providing thought leadership and support to PNC’s regulatory strategy and relationships in conjunction with Government Affairs and other Legal Department colleagues;
• Establishing and cultivating direct relationships with relevant state banking departments as may be needed to ensure PNC is in line with any applicable state laws ;
• Advising senior management on key regulatory issues and trends and on how to proactively manage regulatory issues and relationships, which currently also include state and federal ESG and anti-ESG laws and regulations ;
• Assisting in the formulation of policy responses (including comment letters) to new state regulations and guidelines that impact PNC. Day to day activities would include meeting with PNC’s lines of business (including Retail, Mortgage, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Asset Management) and enterprise functions (Risk, Compliance, ALM and Finance) to formulate policy priorities, interacting with trade associations, including state bankers associations, to advance PNC's policy priorities, drafting comment letters to regulators on new rulemakings, meeting with regulators to explain PNC’s policy positions, and preparing executives to meet with staff of various government agencies.
• Providing legal counsel for working groups established to guide and manage the implementation of new regulations and guidelines;

• Working cooperatively with leaders from Compliance and Audit; and
• Providing specialized expert legal advice and counsel to senior attorneys supporting the lines of business, as well as management in those areas, on a wide array of bank regulatory issues in support of the company’s efforts to achieve its business goals in compliance with law and regulation.

Job Description

  • Identifies and manages legal risk for the organization.
  • Performs significant and complex legal work and regularly interacts with management.Oversees legal research, analysis, consultation and documentation within a framework of legal compliance and risk management.
  • Leads outside counsel relationships and manages expenses.
  • Networks with outside organizations to advance legal interests and legal health of the corporation and its industry.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


Successful candidates must demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities for a role. Listed below are skills, competencies, work experience, education, and required certifications/licensures needed to be successful in this position.

Preferred Skills

Legal Compliances, Legal Consulting, Legal Practices, Legal Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Assessments, Strategic


Business Ethics, Decision Making and Critical Thinking, Effective Communications, External Resource Management, Influencing, Legal Analysis, Legal Function, Negotiating

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, or PhD is desirable. Industry experience is typically 8 + years. Specific certifications are often required.


JD (Required)


Active State License - Multiple Issuers


No Required License(s)


PNC offers a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include: medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature), dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short and long-term disability protection; 401(k) with PNC match, pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption, surrogacy, and doula reimbursement; educational assistance, including select programs fully paid; a robust wellness program with financial incentives.

In addition, PNC generally provides the following paid time off, depending on your eligibility*: maternity and/or parental leave; up to 11 paid holidays each year; 8 occasional absence days each year, unless otherwise required by law; between 15 to 25 vacation days each year, depending on career level; and years of service.

To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for full time and part-time employees, visit > New to PNC.

*For more information, please click on the following links:

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At PNC we foster an inclusive and accessible workplace.  We provide reasonable accommodations to employment applicants and qualified individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their positions.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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