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Senior Company Counsel – Complex Mortgage Litigation

Posted 2 years ago

Job ID 5596815Job Description

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We are seeking an experienced litigation attorney to join the Litigation Regulatory Enforcement and Investigation Division of our Legal Department. The individual selected will join a team of attorneys responsible for handling complex mortgage related defensive litigation for Wells Fargo and its subsidiaries. Specifically this individual will manage a case load of complex civil actions, including class actions. This attorney will conduct research and analysis on matters pertaining to various aspects of the mortgage business; represent the corporation in negotiations and settlements with outside parties, their counsel, or governmental agencies; they will also provide legal advice and strategy recommendations; and create reporting for various audiences. 

Responsibilities for a senior company counsel also include but not limited to:  

  • Applies cross-disciplinary or specialty expertise proactively to manage the most complex legal and regulatory issues.
  • Expertly handles matters that have a significant impact on the Company’s operations, strategies, or profitability.
  • Develops relationships with and provides guidance to senior leadership, including executive officers, on issues that may present legal, regulatory, compliance, or reputational risk to the Company.
  • Recognized as an expert in highly complex areas of the law, having demonstrated the ability to address significant legal matters; which may span multiple business lines and practice groups.
  • Collaborates within the department and across business and staff functions to address legal and risk issues in a manner consistent with the best interests of Wells Fargo.
  • Takes an active role in the development of more junior staff. May lead major initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney; or 8+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and 2+ years of legal-related experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government, regulatory, financial services, or technology. Active State Bar membership
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters
  • Extensive experience conducting research and providing counsel and guidance regarding complex legal issues
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration
  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience with class action matters at all litigation stages
  • Prior consumer lending litigation experience, mortgage litigation experience is a plus
  • 10+ years of litigation experience, with relevant in-house experience and complex litigation experience
  • Extensive experience in state and federal mortgage-related laws, regulations and enterprise HR policies
  • Demonstrated ability to work with executives, and mentor and develop junior attorneys

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time


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