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Attorney / Senior Attorney

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Posted 10 months ago

Be part of an organization that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; to sustaining a vibrant and thriving economy; to making a real difference for the people in our community; and to providing a welcoming and engaging workplace. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Bank) is seeking a candidate for a full-time Attorney or Senior Attorney position in its Legal Division. This attorney will practice as a generalist in typical in-house subject areas as well as in areas more specific to the Federal Reserve. The successful candidate must have strong legal analytical and communication skills and will thrive as part of a collegial and collaborative legal team.


Develop a working knowledge of core legal practice areas that impact the Bank, including but not limited to contracts, employment, banking supervision and regulation, discount window lending, payments systems, law enforcement, data and research, insurance, tax, and intellectual property.

Provide advice, counsel and other in-house legal services to Bank management and staff and interact regularly with attorneys from other Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Handle matters that may involve complex legal issues regarding the impact of applicable laws and regulations on the Bank’s business operations, policies, and strategic objectives.

Draft, negotiate, and review contracts and advise management of potential risks in contractual areas.

Conduct extensive legal research, assist in the planning of legal strategies, and support the Legal Division’s representation of the Bank in legal proceedings as needed.


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

Some prior legal experience or judicial clerkship. To be considered for the Senior Attorney position must have 5+ plus years of experience.

Excellent legal research and writing skills.

Excellent analytical abilities along with sound legal and business judgment.

Excellent communication skills.

Additional Information:

The Bank believes in flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also recognizing the necessity of connecting and collaborating with colleagues in person. Onsite work is an essential function of this position, and employees are expected to be in the office 3 days per week for meetings and team collaboration.

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.

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

Free public transportation passes

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.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Legal Family

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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