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Capital Markets Counsel 4

Job Description

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

The Law Department has seven divisions that support Wells Fargo products and services. We support the vision and values of Wells Fargo by giving expert, creative and timely advice to all Wells Fargo businesses and support functions. The Law Department strives to offer services in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity and ethical leadership. Our group partners with clients to find solutions that best serve customers and contribute to the success of Wells Fargo. The Law Department seeks to create a stimulating, diverse and collegial work environment in which team members collaborate effectively among themselves and with other groups throughout the company.

Wells Fargo is seeking an experienced financial transactions attorney to join the team of attorneys supporting its global Financial Institutions Group.  Responsibilities include (i) providing substantive legal advice on a variety of laws and regulations applicable to its financial institutions customer base; (ii) drafting and negotiating financing documentation;  (iii) identifying and analyzing complex legal issues arising out of a multi-industry, multinational and highly regulated customer base, as well as developing conclusions and making recommendations for issue resolution and (iv) following and ensuring consistent application of Law Department policies and procedures to manage Wells Fargo legal matters, outside counsel and legal expenses.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of as a practicing attorney with a major law firm, securities regulatory agency, or in-house law department; including 5+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience building partnerships and consulting effectively with leadership
  • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities

Other Desired Qualifications

• Experience with complex corporate and/or financial institution lending transactions, including cross-border financing and syndicated lending

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
IL-Chicago: 10 S Wacker Drive - Chicago, IL
CA-LA-Downtown Los Angeles: 333 S Grand Avenue - Los Angeles, CA


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.