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Capital Markets Counsel IV Mortgage Finance

Company name

Wells Fargo

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Date Last Verified

May 20,2019

Valid Through

Sep 02,2019

Posted on

May 16,2019

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Wayne, NJ, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
Finance >> Finance - General
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Capital Markets Counsel IV - Mortgage Finance
The candidate will serve as a legal advisor in the Structured Products and Commercial Services section of the General Commercial and Securities division within the Legal Department, providing support to the Asset Backed Finance line of business and certain other lines of business in the context of residential real estate and mortgage finance transactions. The types of transactions within coverage primarily include RMBS securitizations and mortgage finance transactions, as well as other structured transactions. Specific responsibilities include: providing substantive legal advice on a variety of laws and regulations relative to company's residential real estate and mortgage finance activities; working directly with business clients and developing an in depth understanding of business unit activities and products; identifying and analyzing complex legal issues, developing conclusions and making recommendations for issue resolution; drafting and negotiating complex legal documents; reviewing and negotiating transaction documents prepared by outside counsel, including contractual arrangements for complex asset securitization and financing transactions; engaging and managing outside counsel; assisting with internal and external examinations and investigations as well as bankruptcy and litigation proceedings; providing guidance to other support partners (i.e. compliance, credit, operations) and enterprise/wholesale groups related to matters associated with structured transactions; and following and ensuring consistent application of Legal Department policies and procedures to manage company's legal matters, outside counsel and legal expenses.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 8+ years of legal experience with a major law firm, securities regulatory agency or in-house law department; including 5+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities; or 6+ years of experience with a major law firm and 2+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government/regulatory, financial services, or technology, including 5+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities. Must have active State Bar membership. Must have ability to analyze complex legal issues and to develop and execute risk-focused solutions. Must have ability to develop and maintain effective relationships within and across business groups at all levels of the organization. Must have effective organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills, including ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Must have ability to motivate, communicate, delegate, and inspire confidence in others. Must have ability to take an active role in the education, mentoring and training of team members.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2019.

Additional info

Job ID: 5483470

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Wells Fargo
Wayne, NJ 07470-3210

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