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Counsel 2

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. 

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Legal Department supports the vision and values of Wells Fargo by providing expert, creative, cost-effective, and timely advice and services to all Wells Fargo businesses and support functions. We operate in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership to find creative solutions that best serve our customers, prudently manage risks, and contribute to Wells Fargo’s enterprise success. 

Responsibilities include providing legal advice with respect to consumer deposits products and services and payments systems, general banking operations and processing, sales practices and training, and online deposit and bill payment services.  Other responsibilities include working with various internal Wells Fargo lines of business and compliance partners on strategy and product development, regulatory compliance, analyzing proposed regulations, drafting comment letters, and drafting customer disclosures.

This position can be located in Charlotte, NC; Des Moines, IA; Minneapolis, MN; San Francisco, CA; or Los Angeles, CA.

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to analyze legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on routine legal matters
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the following laws, regulations, and rules is desired:  UCC articles 3, 4, and 4A;  Federal banking regulations D, E, J, CC, DD;  FDIC regulations;  NACHA Operating Rules, especially as they relate to consumer accounts;  ESIGN Act;  SCRA;  unclaimed property laws; FCRA.
  • Strong acumen for identifying and clearly articulating legal risk to clients and other partners
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
MN-Minneapolis: 90 S 7th St - Minneapolis, MN
CA-SF-South Of Market Area: 45 Fremont Street - San Francisco, CA
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.