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Job Description
At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.
Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.
The Legal Department supports the vision and values of Wells Fargo by providing expert, creative, cost-effective, and timely advice and services to all Wells Fargo businesses and support functions. We operate in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership to find creative solutions that best serve our customers, prudently manage risks, and contribute to Wells Fargo's enterprise success.
Attorney will become a member of the Clearing and Operations team within the Wealth and Investment Management Division of the Legal Department, providing legal support and counsel associated with the retail brokerage activities of Wells Fargo & Co. Candidate should be able to excel in a stimulating, diverse, and collegial work environment in which team members collaborate within the Legal Department and throughout the company to effectively identify and manage risk. Candidate should demonstrate flexibility to handle a wide variety of tasks, providing legal advice and guidance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership. Specific responsibilities include handling matters from retail brokerage offices regarding general legal issues, including estates, trusts, guardianships, custodians, tax waivers, and powers of attorney, as well as client agreements and other contractual matters. Attorney will also be responsible for providing legal analyses, reviewing/updating policies and procedures, as well as other tasks as needed, including research of statutes and regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate (JD) degree

Desired Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to analyze legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on routine legal matters
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines

Job Expectations
  • Active State Bar Membership must be obtained within 1 year of hire date


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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