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Assistant Vice President & Assistant General Counsel – The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Bank) is looking to fill a full-time Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel position within its Legal Division.  In this officer-level leadership position, you will provide daily management of the Bank’s Legal Division, including staff attorneys and an administrative analyst, and report to the Deputy General Counsel. You’ll work with the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel on general leadership of the Legal Division, including project management and strategic planning.  You’ll also advise and work with Bank management, including senior management, and have regular interaction with attorneys and leaders from other Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  This position requires being onsite in the Minneapolis office on a regular basis, although some remote work may be possible.

The Assistant General Counsel will practice law in a team environment and in a generalist role that includes a variety of practice areas.  These include general in-house matters such as procurement/contracts, intellectual property, employment law and other corporate matters, but will also include functions more specific to the Federal Reserve such as banking regulation, discount window lending, payments, law enforcement, and support for our economic research, Treasury services, among other responsibilities.


Juris Doctorate degree required and must be admitted to practice law in the state of Minnesota.  Prior legal experience is required.

A minimum of four years of experience leading, supervising, or managing people. 

Excellent legal research and writing skills.

Excellent analytical abilities along with sound legal and business judgment. 

Excellent communication skills. 

A requirement of this position is that the employee must be a “Protected Individual.” A “Protected Individual” includes but is not limited to: (1) a citizen or national of the U.S.; or (2) an alien who is lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and who applies for citizenship within six months of being eligible to apply for citizenship and, if offered a position with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will sign a Declaration of Intent to Become a United States Citizen.

A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and received all approved boosters or qualify for an accommodation from the Bank’s vaccination policy; the Bank will provide accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.   

Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401K match, and a fully funded pension plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Generously subsidized public transportation
  • Annual educational assistance
  • On-site fitness facility
  • Professional development programs, training and conferences
  • And more…

The Minneapolis Fed is committed to developing a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive environment where all employees are respected and valued. We believe that we can foster development opportunities for all and reach our full potential by recognizing the unique experiences and identities of each of our colleagues. From economists to cash specialists, we work together to represent you in our economy.

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