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Lead Counsel - SEC Filings/Public Disclosures

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Counsel who will be a member of the Legal Department and responsible for advising on public company matters, including SEC filings and other public disclosures, corporate governance, board and shareholder items, and securities law compliance matters. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at Wellsfargo.com/career


In this role, you will:

  • Advise on public company matters, including SEC filings and other public disclosures, corporate governance, board and shareholder items, and securities law compliance matters
  • Review, provide comments, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices for significant corporate disclosures, including SEC filings, earnings materials, news releases, and other public disclosures
  • Provide substantive legal advice on securities law compliance matters, SEC and NYSE requirements, and corporate governance best practices
  • Participate in and handle various corporate governance activities
  • Provide legal advice on matters for management of the Corporation and its subsidiaries
  • Identify and analyze complex legal issues, develop conclusions and make recommendations for issue resolution
  • Collaborate strategically with peers and colleagues to resolve issues and achieve goals
  • Lead projects, teams or serve as a peer mentor
  • Develop relationships with and provide guidance to more experienced leadership, including executive officers, on issues that may present legal, regulatory, compliance, or reputational risk to the Company


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Law experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Active State Bar membership or the equivalent in a country outside the United States


Desired Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of sound knowledge and experience advising publicly traded companies on SEC filings and other public disclosures, corporate governance, board and shareholder items, and securities law compliance matters
  • Strong securities and corporate law background, including demonstrated knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and corporate governance principles for publicly traded companies
  • Familiarity with NYSE and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience analyzing legal and regulatory issues in areas of practice and ability to provide effective counsel to clients on complex matters
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration


Job Expectations:

  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule, in office at least 3 days a week
  • Ability to work at one of our approved job posting locations

Locations:

  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston, MA
  • Irving, TX

Pay Range

$144,400.00 - $300,000.00 Annual

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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