Posted Apr 21

Banking Legal Counsel

Weehawken, NJ Full Time

Your role

Are you an experienced US attorney with expertise in residential mortgage and consumer finance transactional and regulatory matters?

Would you like to be part of a dynamic corporate and bank regulatory team, focused on supporting a growing segment of a wealth management business?

Does the prospect of being an important part of a global financial services company and a global team excite you?

If you can answer yes to these questions, then we are looking for someone like that to:

  • work extensively with the UBS Bank USA team to support the residential mortgage and credit card businesses, and related activities, including new business initiatives and other projects.
  • support and advise on client transactions, portfolio acquisitions and sales, affiliate and other third party vendor agreements and strategic new business initiatives
  • support and advise on applicable consumer finance, bank regulatory and state licensing laws and regulations, including regulations promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and assist business in implementing changes to such laws/regulations
  • work directly with UBS business, legal and control function management
  • respond to ad hoc requests from internal and external sources, and work on other special projects involving U.S. banking and lending matters
  • Your team

    You will be part of the UBS Americas Bank Regulatory Legal team, reporting directly to the Executive Director who heads the UBS Bank USA legal team. You will partner with and support the UBS US banking functions in addition to UBS Bank USA.

    Your experience and skills

    You have:

  • JD degree with current admission to the Bar
  • a dedicated team spirit and ability to interact and communicate with colleagues on all levels
  • confident ability to advise and communicate effectively with Bank management
  • 5+ years of experience in residential mortgage, credit card, or other consumer financing, with knowledge of and expertise In consumer finance laws and related banking regulations.
  • experience working with or in the financial services sector
  • general corporate legal skills relating to corporate governance and inter-entity agreements
  • strong analytical skills and demonstration of thought leadership
  • experience, preferably, in one or more of the following areas: U.S. banking and consumer finance laws and regulation, consumer loan portfolio sales and acquisitions, vendor and affiliate agreements for a bank or consumer finance company, and state licensing relating to consumer finance activity
  • general corporate legal experience relating to corporate governance and new business review and approvals
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