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Paralegal 2 - FIG and Cross-Border Banking Team

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.

Prepares and customizes transaction documentation under direction of an attorney.  Reviews and revises marketing materials, responses to requests for proposals, and corporate authority documentation.  Also reviews and negotiates confidentiality agreements.  Provides support to specialized lines of business involved in cross-border commercial transactions, including payment services, international treasury management, trade finance and commercial lending. 

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of paralegal experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, innovatively, and creatively while exercising sound judgment
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills

Other Desired Qualifications

• Experience reviewing and negotiating contracts.
• Familiarity with legal issues relating to deposit, treasury management and/or payments products.
• Ability to identify specific as well as broad underlying issues in area of expertise and work independently on complex assignments without direct supervision.


Job Expectations

  • Paralegal certification may be required in some states

Street Address

IL-Chicago: 10 S Wacker Drive - Chicago, IL


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.