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 Law 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.

International regulators have identified the market’s widespread reliance on LIBOR as a systemic risk and have indicated that market participants should prepare for the end of LIBOR by December 31, 2021. With an estimated $350 trillion of global financial contracts referenced to interbank offered rates, the impact of this shift will be far reaching. Wells Fargo is seeking an experienced financial transactions attorney to join a new team providing counsel to multiple lines of business and the Company-wide LIBOR Transition Office regarding the transition of numerous Wells Fargo products and processes referencing the interbank offered rates to new benchmark rates. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel regarding benchmark transition planning for the Company’s international capital markets businesses. Specific responsibilities include: analyzing and interpreting complex documents for syndicated loans, floating rate notes, derivatives, securitizations and other products; advising on documentation changes and design of documentation for new products; providing guidance regarding relevant document platform system changes; participation in industry initiatives; tracking of legal and regulatory developments; managing outside counsel support and legal expense; and following Legal Department policies and procedures in carrying out support and matter management responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of legal experience with a major law firm, securities regulatory agency or in-house law department; including 3+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience building partnerships and consulting effectively with leadership
  • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with complex corporate and/or financial institution financing transactions
  • Experience with CEA, SEC and MSRB rules and regulations relating to derivatives and securities
  • Familiarity with the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks and the EU Benchmarks Regulation


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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