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In the Regions’ Legal Department, an Assistant General Counsel will have the opportunity to provide legal advice and guidance to clients and colleagues on a wide variety of legal issues. The Legal Department is focused on attracting, retaining, and developing great people in an inclusive environment where each person is valued for the distinct skills and attributes they bring to the team. The Legal Department is currently pursuing the Mansfield certification. Please see additional information regarding this position listed below skills/competencies.
Partners with business units and senior leaders to provide practical legal advice on issues related to complex business and banking matters
Provides strategic, pragmatic, and trusted legal advice to business units.
Advises management as to the interpretation of laws and regulations and on new and recent changes in laws and regulations that affect the Bank
Monitors and remains up to date on emerging legislative developments that may affect the Bank
Participates in line of business-initiated projects such as drafting policies and procedures on new regulations and amendments or new interpretations of existing regulations
Provides seasoned assessment of legal risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the Bank’s reputation as well as our clients and assets
May work with outside counsel on legal issues impacting the Bank
May lead and manage other Assistant General Counsel, specialists and/or paralegal staff
May provide assistance with training bankers, associates, operational staff and customer support staff on legal issues
Provides advanced legal counsel on a wide range of legal issues and works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
Proactively develops relationships based on trust across the organization; grows internal and external networks
This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.
Licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
Eight (8) years of legal experience at a regulatory agency, in the financial services industry, or at a law firm with strong knowledge of bank regulations or other relevant practical legal experience
Skills and Competencies
Ability to build strong partnerships with business colleagues in order to drive results
Ability to manage a high-volume workload and reach prompt, pragmatic decisions
Ability to tactfully navigate complex discussions
Ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders to include senior management
Advanced analytical, research, decision-making and problem-solving skills combined with effective time management and project management/planning skills
Demonstrated ability to assimilate and analyze facts and present complex issues in a clear and concise manner and provide succinct results-oriented legal advice
Demonstrated ability to comfortably operate in a constantly changing environment
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage, formally or informally, other Assistant General Counsel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Possesses unique legal expertise in one or more specialized areas of the law
Strong organizational skills
Additional Job Description
Experience supporting a large and highly complex financial institution in interactions with prudential and other federal or state regulators (e.g., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency/OCC, Federal Reserve Board/FRB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau/CFPB, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation/FDIC, Securities and Exchange Commission/SEC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority/FINRA, etc.) on regulatory matters, including regulatory exams, regulatory investigations or litigation, and managing internal projects to address regulatory matters
Experience providing legal support to a financial institution’s risk management professionals, including front-line risk and controls, compliance and internal audit, and experience interpreting and implementing enhanced prudential regulations (K, O, W, Y), confidential supervisory information and safety-and-soundness guidelines
Experience with BSA/AML/OFAC, Community Reinvestment Act, Bank Holding Company Act, and/or consumer-protection laws and regulations will prove useful
This position may be filled at a higher level depending on the candidate’s qualifications and relevant experience.
Pay ranges are job specific and are provided as a point-of-market reference for compensation decisions. Other factors which directly impact pay for individual associates include: experience, skills, knowledge, contribution, job location and, most importantly, performance in the job role. As these factors vary by individuals, pay will also vary among individual associates within the same job.
The target information listed below is based on the national range and level of the position.
Job Range Target:
Incentive Pay Plans:
This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary incentive plan. Employees are eligible to receive a discretionary award based on individual, business, and/or company performance.Opportunity to participate in the Long Term Incentive Plan.
Regions offers a benefits package that is flexible, comprehensive and recognizes that “one size does not fit all” for associates. Listed below is a synopsis of the benefits offered by Regions for informational purposes, which is not intended to be a complete summary of plan terms and conditions.
Paid Vacation/Sick Time
401K with Company Match
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Account
Employee Assistance Program
Associate Volunteer Program
Please note, benefits and plans may be changed, amended, or terminated with respect to all or any class of associate at any time. To learn more about Regions’ benefits, please click or copy the link below to your browser.
Regions Center – Birmingham
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