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Company: Wells Fargo
Position: Lead Counsel (SEC Filings/Public Disclosures)
Location: Charlotte, NC; New York, NY; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Des Moines, IA; Irving, TX; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO

Description: Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Counsel who will be a member of the Legal Department and responsible for advising on public company matters, including SEC filings and other public disclosures, corporate governance, board and shareholder items, and securities law compliance matters. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at Wellsfargo.com/career.

In this role, you will:

  • Advise on public company matters, including SEC filings and other public disclosures, corporate governance, board and shareholder items, and securities law compliance matters
  • Review, provide comments, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices for significant corporate disclosures, including SEC filings, earnings materials, news releases, and other public disclosures
  • Provide substantive legal advice on securities law compliance matters, SEC and NYSE requirements, and corporate governance best practices
  • Participate in and handle various corporate governance activities
  • Provide legal advice on matters for management of the Corporation and its subsidiaries
  • Identify and analyze complex legal issues, develop conclusions and make recommendations for issue resolution
  • Collaborate strategically with peers and colleagues to resolve issues and achieve goals
  • Lead projects, teams or serve as a peer mentor
  • Develop relationships with and provide guidance to more experienced leadership, including executive officers, on issues that may present legal, regulatory, compliance, or reputational risk to the Company

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Law experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • Active State Bar membership or the equivalent in a country outside the United States

Desired Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of sound knowledge and experience advising publicly traded companies on SEC filings and other public disclosures, corporate governance, board and shareholder items, and securities law compliance matters
  • Strong securities and corporate law background, including demonstrated knowledge of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and corporate governance principles for publicly traded companies
  • Familiarity with NYSE and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience analyzing legal and regulatory issues in areas of practice and ability to provide effective counsel to clients on complex matters
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment with a high degree of collaboration

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule (in office at least 3 days a week)
  • Ability to work at one of our approved job posting locations

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