Wells Fargo

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Minneapolis, Minnesota



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415) 820-7800

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Counsel 3 International Trade Services

Wells Fargo - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted: 10/11/2018

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.

This attorney will be a member of the Global Commercial and Securities Division of the Legal Department. This position will provide support to the International Trade Services product, sales and operations teams. International Trade Services offers global financial products and services to customers of Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Banking organization, including commercial and standby letters of credit. This attorney will support the International Trade Services team members with, among other things: (a) advising international trade services operations on letter of credit related issues; (b) advising on letter of credit related disputes; (c) negotiating letter of credit reimbursement agreements and related collateral documentation; (d) structuring trade finance credit facilities and products including new and modified products; (e) collaborating with legal and operational teams in various jurisdictions to manage risks; (f) drafting documentation provisions for loans and trade products, including the creation or revision of standard forms; and (g) legal guidance with respect to international standard banking rules such as the ISP98, UCP600, UCC Article 5 and other applicable laws and regulations relating to trade finance products.

The successful candidate will be collegial, skilled and efficient in gathering information in a fast-paced business environment, understanding business needs and goals, detecting legal issues and obstacles, identifying legal solutions and alternatives, and succinctly and competently counseling and communicating with business leaders on legal risks, solutions, and alternatives.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney
  • Active State Bar membership
Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters
  • 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 be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines
Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with international banking operations and/or international payments
  • Experience with bank secrecy act and anti-money laundering laws and regulations
  • Transactional experience negotiating deals
  • Relevant experience in global commercial transactions including cross border credit agreements and trade finance
  • Experience counseling business clients on legal, regulatory and reputational risks arising from complex matters involving laws and regulations impacting global commercial lending and trade finance
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and effectively analyze complex laws, regulations and the external risk environment, and provide effective solution-based legal advice taking into consideration legal risk and business objectives
  • Strong judgment, communication and leadership skills in guiding and influencing management, including senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, peers and professional staff as well as client groups in providing legal advice, and to operate successfully in a horizontal fashion across a legal group or similar professional organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to work with both business leaders and legal subject matter experts to resolve significant legal matters
Street Address

MN-Minneapolis: 90 S 7th St - Minneapolis, MN
NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
CA-LA-Downtown Los Angeles: 333 S Grand Avenue - Los Angeles, CA


  • 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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