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Litigation and Investigations Legal Counsel

Santander Bank, N.A.
$108,000- $190,000
Posted Jul 10
Full Time
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, United States of America

The Legal Counsel is responsible for representing the organization on legal matters for litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory and government enforcement matters. They will support the management of Santander eDiscovery program. Advise on evolving cybersecurity regulatory enforcement, increasing cybersecurity risks, and evolving Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning risks and developing regulatory frameworks. Support Santander’s Executive Office on escalated and high-risk customer complaints, and supports business lines and Compliance on regulatory exams. Manage outside counsel as appropriate. Provide legal counsel and guidance to the company’s and its various entities’ management on strategies and solutions to potential, anticipated and/or identified legal, regulatory and/or compliance matters and issues of concern. Advise management and various partners to help ensure operations comply with laws and other regulatory provisions and contractual obligations.

  • Conducts internal investigations, with or without outside counsel support, including document review and analysis, internal interviews, and reporting.
  • Manages eDiscovery for litigation matters and internal investigations, including management Santander preferred eDiscovery vendors.
  • Manages select litigation matters requiring including management of outside counsel.
  • Provides advice of cybersecurity risks and enforcement issues.
  • Provides advice on emerging AI/ML risks
  • Supports the resolution of high-risk customer complaints
  • Provides regulatory exam support


  • 5+ years Experience practicing in a law firm or as in-house counsel, preferably in the financial services industry.
  • Education: J.D. degree, and active license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.
  • Requires litigation experience and experience in conducting investigations, particularly interviews.
  • Requires eDiscovery experience.
  • Requires working knowledge of and experience in cybersecurity laws and regulations that affect financial institutions.
  • Knowledge and experience of emerging AI/ML risks and developing regulatory frameworks.
  • Ability to work well cross-functionally and provide practical and pragmatic advice to various levels of management and employees.
  • Ability to be versatile and adaptable.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize and manage workload, simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines with a changing fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent legal and analytical skills and a business-oriented approach to problem solving.

At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

Bachelor of Science (BS) English

Primary Location: Boston, MA, Boston

Other Locations: Massachusetts-Boston,Texas-Dallas,Florida-Coconut Grove,New York-New York

Organization: Santander Holdings USA, Inc.

The base pay range for this position is posted below and represents the annualized salary range. For hourly positions (non-exempt), the annual range is based on a 40-hour work week. The exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications and location.

Salary: $108,000 - $190,000/year