FIS seeks a senior-level attorney with experience advising financial institutions or financial services providers on regulatory and compliance issues. The attorney will have responsibility for advising business partners and fellow attorneys on a wide range of laws and regulations including but not limited to consumer protection regulations. The successful candidate will be an expert in consumer financial services laws and regulations, with a proven track record of successfully partnering with senior business leaders, risk management and compliance to achieve business objectives.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide legal counsel on the interpretation and application of consumer protection laws including the FCRA, UDAAP, FDCPA, TCPA, Regulation E and applicable state laws.
  • Review and advise on pending and developing laws and regulations relating to financial services.
  • Support achieving business strategies and results through legal advice that reflects an advanced ability to understand and evaluate legal and regulatory matters in the context of business objectives.
  • Support and advise business leaders, risk management and regulatory relations on supervisory and examination matters.
  • Represent the company before financial regulators and other relevant parties including the FFIEC and CFPB.
  • Collaborate closely with compliance department in ensuring that products and services are provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assist in the development of internal policies, procedures, best practices and compilations of precedents and know-how related to regulatory compliance matters.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school required
  • Strong academic credentials and admission to at least one state bar. 
  • A minimum of 7 years of regulatory compliance experience, with a combination of in-house banking counsel and law firm experience preferred. 
  • Experience interacting with regulators and examiners on both a federal and state level. 

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Legal advisor or compliance professional supporting global compliance or regulatory function for bank or financial services company.
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships in fast-paced and demanding environment. 
  • Must be able to work independently and exercise good judgment. 
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to successfully manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously. 
  • Experience negotiating and drafting complex financial services contracts

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