Financial Services Regulatory Senior Counsel

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 29, 2022
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Financial Services Regulatory Senior Counsel

Capital One is seeking a financial services regulatory attorney to join the Bank Regulatory and Policy Group of the Legal Department. In this role, you will analyze prudential laws and regulations applicable to bank holding companies and national banks, advise the company regarding the impact of proposed and new regulations, interact with regulators, and work with business counsel and associates across multiple functional areas throughout the company. This candidate should demonstrate substantive expertise in non-consumer federal financial regulation or a proven capacity to develop such expertise, have the ability to work in teams or independently, have excellent communication skills, and will report to the Senior Director, Associate General Counsel responsible for corporate regulatory matters.

We are looking for an attorney who is collaborative, inquisitive, enthusiastic about prudential regulation, and exhibits grounded judgment in novel situations. You'll need strong analytical and organizational skills, great judgment, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment involving complex legal issues. We want someone with an ownership mentality but who enjoys being part of a team and can interact with and influence across departments and job levels.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Providing expert advice on applicable safety and soundness laws, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the National Bank Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act governing the company's businesses and operations, with emphasis on safety and soundness provisions applicable to banks and bank holding companies
  • Analyzing and interpreting proposed safety and soundness laws and regulations impacting business units and assisting in devising compliance methods that meet business goals and objectives
  • Engaging and managing outside counsel
  • Reviewing new products and services and analyzing compliance with applicable safety and soundness laws, including permissibility
  • Coordinating with colleagues in the Legal Department and Policy Affairs Group to analyze legislation and proposed regulations and to develop and advance advocacy strategies
  • Engaging with industry trade associations to ensure Capital One's priorities are reflected in trade association efforts

Basic Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • At least 5 years of federal financial services legal counsel experience in a law firm, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), or in-house corporate environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 6 years of federal financial services legal counsel experience in a law firm, the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), or in-house environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage a large volume of work, including complex legal issues that may arise suddenly
  • Understanding of balance sheet/regulatory reporting

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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