Lead Paralegal [Regulatory & Risk Division]

Wells Fargo
April 29, 2022
Irving, TX
Job Type


At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Paralegal as part of the Regulatory & Risk division. The successful candidate will provide strategic and administrative support across Regulatory & Risk to implement the division's priorities and objectives. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at wellsfargojobs.com .

In this role, you will:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in a specialized area of law, researches and resolves issues and matters involving the most substantial legal and factual complexity, through examination of documentation, investigation and analysis
  • Work independently on the most complex assignments, including client inquiries, transactions and projects, claims, disputes, cases and proceedings, and produces concise written materials for clients, attorneys or outside counsel
  • Support highly complex areas within the department requiring advanced analytical, written and oral communication, and organizational skills
  • Provide support across functions and business lines
  • Identify and resolve issues which may impact multiple business lines or the enterprise
  • Work closely with risk, compliance and audit, responding to reporting inquiries
  • Engage directly with regulatory or other external agency contacts
  • Recognize and properly escalate significant matters
  • Work directly with clients to understand needs and develops strategic plans to identify and resolve issues
  • Identify underlying issues and works independently on the most complex assignments
  • Lead initiatives within the Legal Department, including developing or improving key processes
  • Provide support to attorneys and business lines
  • Collaborate and consult with internal partners to resolve inquiries and issues

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years of Paralegal experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • Experience identifying specific as well as broad underlying issues in area of expertise and work independently on very complex assignments without direct supervision
  • Experience working in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Advanced research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to work at one of our approved job posting locations
  • Ability to work hybrid schedule, in office at least 3 days a week
  • Paralegal certification may be required in some states


We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

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