Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

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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, values & goals 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.

The Enterprise Functions Division of the Wells Fargo Legal Department provides legal advice and support to companies and businesses throughout the Wells Fargo & Company global enterprise. Our scope of responsibility includes effective legal and regulatory advice to Wells Fargo Technology (WFT), which provides technology products, services and enterprise governance in support of Wells Fargo's customers, business partners and team members. 

This experienced technology attorney will provide dedicated full-time service and support to WFT's operations and control functions, including strategy, planning and analytics, supply chain and independent risk management. This role will include frequent interface and collaboration with Legal counterparts in Technology, Corporate Properties Group, Security, Corporate Risk, Regulatory Relations, Privacy and Wells Fargo lines of business.

The successful candidate will:
• Work with and advise IT professionals, technologists, supply chain, risk and control management, and privacy and data security professionals on compliance with U.S. federal, state, and global laws related to global and enterprise technology operations.
• Provide advice related to third-party service providers, complex third-party contract negotiations, and due diligence obligations
• Provide legal advice and support for regulatory activities and related communications related to technology
• Provide strategic thought leadership for technology operations and controls
• Provide supplementary support for special projects related to technology innovation and transformation initiatives, technology infrastructure and resilience.
• Be skilled with 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 technology professionals and managers regarding legal risks, solutions, and alternatives

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience as a practicing attorney; or 6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney and 2+ years of legal-related experience in one or a combination of the following areas: risk, compliance, contracts, government, regulatory, financial services, or technology
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze legal and regulatory issues in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on complex legal matters
  • Extensive experience conducting research and providing counsel and guidance regarding complex legal issues
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration
  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Prior in-house experience at a large financial firm or experience at a bank regulatory agency is preferred, but law firm experience also will be given consideration
  • The right candidate will also be capable of providing direction, guidance, training and resources to paralegals and/or applicable/relevant support staff
  • Significant expertise in legal, regulatory, and compliance issues relating to technology operations, including deep knowledge of FFIEC IT handbooks and other regulatory risk management guidance related to oversight of third-party technology service providers and consultants, privacy, big data, outsourcing, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, and information security laws. 
  • Prior experience in effective engagement with technology leaders, senior management, risk, compliance and audit professionals, and external regulators.
  • Prior experience advising technology professionals in the implementation of laws, regulations, and regulatory guidance related to technology
  • Prior experience providing legal support or representation to clients in the technology industry, addressing issues such as product development, software licensing, software maintenance and support, regulatory compliance, issue management, or in the acquisition, deployment, and use of technology, IP, or big data
  • Ability to evaluate impacts based on changes in laws or regulations

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

Street Address

MN-Minneapolis: 90 S 7th St - Minneapolis, MN
CA-LA-Downtown Los Angeles: 333 S Grand Avenue - Los Angeles, CA
NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC
MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO
IA-Des Moines: 800 Walnut St - Des Moines, IA


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.

Des Moines, Iowa

At Wells Fargo, we’ve been proudly supporting military veterans and their families for more than 170 years.

We value the leadership, discipline, and skills you’ve gained through your service to our country and recognize the contributions our veteran team members bring to the table. We’re so committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard members, and Reservists that we’ve made it our goal is to employ 20,000 veterans by 2020.

As a Wells Fargo team member, you’ll find a work culture that is team-oriented, collaborative, structured, and challenging. We support veterans transitioning from military service with a variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information, and career guidance. You may choose to join our Veteran’s Team Member Network, a group of thousands who share an interest in veterans’ matters, and that promotes greater awareness and job development within the veteran community. To learn more about opportunities at our company, please visit Let’s talk about turning your military experience into a great civilian career.