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Silicon Valley Bank – Counsel

Position: Counsel

Requisition Number: 0508

Location: San Francisco Office


Job Description:


SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including its principal banking subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank provides financial and banking services to companies in technology-related, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries.  Along with commercial banking products and services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, we offer investment advisory, asset management and private wealth management services.  We also offer non-banking products and services, such as funds management, through our other subsidiaries and divisions.


SVB is currently seeking candidates for the position of Counsel. The attorney will join our Legal Team to support our payments and digital channels business groups. This position is expected to be located at our office in San Francisco, CA (or other Bay Area office).


The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience with commercial and retail payment products and systems, including ACH and card network rules, and also have familiarity with FINTECH innovation and emerging digital technologies. A solid understanding of laws and regulations impacting payments and financial services, including third party risk management and federal and state money transmission laws is also needed for this role. 


The candidate must be able to work effectively, both independently and as part of a broader cross-functional team, in a fast-paced, changing and geographically diverse environment.



  • Providing legal and regulatory expertise on payment products and services  
  • Conducting legal review and providing support of online, mobile and other digital platforms that deliver financial services
  • Supporting new product development and implementation, including drafting and negotiating agreements for strategic partnerships
  • Providing clear and concise guidance to business units, particularly on novel and complex legal issues
  • Actively engaging with business units to help identify and assess risks and resolve issues
  • Drafting legal documents and memos
  • Proactively collaborating with stakeholders across the enterprise, including compliance, technology, risk, operations and other key partners
  • Supporting other projects to support the legal department as necessary


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-6 years’ experience (either in-house or with a law firm)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in payments
  • Knowledge of regulations applicable to financial services and consumer protection
  • Excellent judgment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressures
  • Willingness to learn new legal subject matter areas as needed
  • Ability to seek creative, innovative solutions for complex business matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and desire to build relationships with others
  • An inquisitive nature to help you learn about our business and to help find solutions as we grow as a company
  • J.D. from a top tier school and excellent academic credentials

Interested applicants can apply here.

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MUFG Union Bank – Consumer Lending Attorney – #10018745-WD

MUFG Union Bank is recruiting for a Consumer Lending Attorney, to be located ideally in Los Angeles.  The link to the posting is https://uboc.taleo.net/careersection/10090/jobdetail.ftl?job=10018745-wd  and the requisition number is 10018745-WD. Interested candidates should apply online at www.unionbank.com.   

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Wells Fargo – Paralegal 2

Job Description


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support team of attorneys and a senior paralegal in the review and compilation of materials for in-person and interim telephonic meetings of mutual fund board of trustees
  • Lead meetings with attorneys and senior business managers as part of the preparation for closed-end fund telephonic board meetings
  • Plan and coordinate annual due diligence (non-official) board meeting
  • Record minutes of limited portions of board meetings
  • Maintain and update fund agreements and plans
  • Assist in corporate governance processes for investment adviser subsidiaries

Other duties and special projects as necessary

Required Qualifications

3+ years of paralegal experience


Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, innovatively, and creatively while exercising sound judgment
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • A BS/BA degree or higher


Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a legal assistant/paralegal in a law firm or corporate legal environment supporting corporate governance and/or corporate law matters
  • High degree of organizational and project management skills, including ability to manage multiple complex projects with changing priorities and with close attention to detail
  • Prefer experience with investment management industry
  • Paralegal certificate desirable, but not required
  • Dependability and a high degree of professional motivation
  • Positive and professional demeanor
  • Capability to efficiently and effectively solve problems

Interested candidates can apply for the position at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/.

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Wells Fargo – Paralegal 1

The Wells Fargo Law Department has an opening for a Paralegal within its Litigation Section.  This individual will be a member of the Enterprise Litigation and Legal Order Processing Team in either:  San Francisco, CA or Charlotte, NC.


Researches and resolves issues and matters which may involve substantial legal or factual complexity, through detailed review and/or examination of documentation and/or factual investigation.  Provides background for specific client inquiries under the direction of an attorney.  May prepare or review agreements and documents customized provisions under the direction of an attorney.   Provides support to a specialized practice or functional area within the Law Department, requiring a high degree of analytical, written and oral communication and organization skills.  Able to identify specific as well as broad, underlying issues in area of expertise and work independently on complex assignments without direct supervision. 



Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of paralegal experience


Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently, proactively, innovatively, and creatively while exercising sound judgment
  • Experience working in or with Financial Institutions.
  • Experience handling Third Party Subpoenas and various legal orders requesting bank records.
  • Experience processing federal and state civil and criminal legal orders.


Job Expectations: Paralegal certificate may be required in some states


Interest candidates can apply at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/.

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MUFG Union Bank – Cash Management Attorney, Vice President – #10013377-WD

The MUFG is recruiting for a Treasury Cash Management attorney. The attorney can be located in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York.  Interested candidates should apply online and contact Lisa Lapicco at lIapicco@us.mufg.jp.




Join a financial group that’s as committed to your future as you are. At MUFG, we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. Our 14,000 diverse colleagues are connected by a common ambition to create change for the better—from forging more dynamic career paths, to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of global financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group.
Major Responsibilities:
MUFG Union Bank seeks an attorney with broad experience advising banks to join MUFG Union Bank’s legal team that supports global and domestic cash management/treasury management and deposit services provided by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., New York Branch (“Branch”) and MUFG Union Bank (“Bank”) to their multi-national and domestic clients. 
  • Provide legal counsel to the Branch and Bank’s businesses to assist with their development and delivery of cash management services to their multi-national and domestic clients. The position requires expertise in supporting the following cash management services:
    • Domestic and Global Cash Pooling
    • On-line banking
    • Deposit Services
    • Liquidity Management
    • Wire Transfer Services/ACH
    • Zero Balance Account
    • Controlled Disbursement
    • Account Reconcilement
    • Positive Pay
    • Remote Check/Check Issuance
    • Lockbox
    • Commercial Card
    • Merchant Services
    • Foreign Exchange
  • Draft and negotiate client agreements for the foregoing and new cash management products, including the ability to recognize and reconcile provisions in contracts for clients in foreign jurisdictions that may conflict with U.S. law and regulations
  • Advise on applicable bank operations
  • Counsel the deposit and cash management business units on banking and related laws and regulations applicable to the delivery of the respective cash management services by both a national bank and the U.S. branch of a foreign bank
  • Partner with compliance and risk management personnel to provide legal and regulatory guidance regarding policies and procedures for cash management services
  • Serve as consultative resource to other Bank in-house counsel




  • Candidate must be a member of the New York or California State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in California and/or New York as in-house counsel;
  • Strong preference for New York; alternatively Los Angeles
  • Minimum 4-6 years’ experience either as in house counsel with a bank, or experience with a law firm, providing advice to banks on cash management or related topics
  • Demonstrated ability to provide counsel and guidance on matters ranging from complex legal questions to routine day-to-day legal matters
  • Contract negotiating skills
  • Excellent issue spotting, risk assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to recognize, research and analyze complex domestic and foreign multi-jurisdictional legal issues and provide practical advice and solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and deadlines and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Initiative, strategic thinker and sound judgment; with the ability to influence, interact with and advise senior executives, build trusted relationships with clients and colleagues, deal constructively with conflict
  • Strong work ethic, self?starter, reputation for timely transaction execution and comfortable in a fast?paced environment.
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