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Vice President, Trust Company Legal Counsel

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Legal Job Number: 2270 Salary: 350,000
Vice President, Trust Company Legal Counsel
We are searching for an attorney to support our  nationally chartered limited purpose trust bank, with a focus on governance and bank enterprise-related matters. The candidate must be able to directly manage, coordinate, and advise across a wide variety of business and operations teams on regulatory, compliance and commercial issues and risks presented.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing legal advice and consultation, focusing on a variety of issues relating to, among other things, the maintenance and development of governance and enterprise risk and control frameworks, including those issues that may arise under regulations promulgated by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as they relate to national banks that provide investment management, securities lending and other fiduciary services to institutional clients.
  • Understanding the products and services offered by, including investment management, securities lending, and transition management services, and being able to advise on and negotiate related agreements, including agreements with key service providers.
  • Researching and advising on bank, securities and tax regulatory matters, among other things related to, including enterprise-wide implications based on the products and services that it offers to its fiduciary clients.
  • Coordinating with the team of Chief Administrative Officer and with broader operational teams to advise on specific or related legal and regulatory requirements relevant to new and existing business initiatives, including but not limited to, informing the design of compliance and other risk management systems and controls. 
  • Advising on the drafting and ongoing review of policies and procedures relating to ensure that they are informed by applicable law.
  • Tracking and reporting on regulatory developments across the regions in which operates directly or indirectly.
  • Coordinating closely with the team of compliance professionals who direct ongoing supervisory engagement with the OCC, and providing legal guidance on matters that arise in the course of examination.
  • Managing internal business relationships and communicating directly with internal business clients.
    Requirements:
  • Candidates must have a J.D. with superior academic credentials from a nationally-recognized law school and 3+ years’ experience as a lawyer in a major law firm or in the legal department of a leading financial services organization.
  • Candidates should have some experience with U.S bank fiduciary and U.S. federal securities laws and regulations.
  • Candidates should have some familiarity with ERISA’ s prohibited transaction rules and other regulations applicable to investment managers.
  • Candidates must have the ability and desire to develop expertise in new or unfamiliar areas of law, and be interested in understanding and willing to learn the operations of a global financial services firm.
  • Candidates must have exceptional analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must have strong inter-personal and relationship-building skills.
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively both independently and as a member of team, in a demanding, fast-paced, global environment.
  • Candidates must be able to work efficiently on multiple tasks and projects concurrently while responding promptly to inquiries from colleagues and internal clients located in multiple time zones.
  • Candidates must maintain the highest standards of professionalism and must pay careful attention to detail.
  • Candidates must be capable of collaborating with and overseeing work done by outside counsel
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