Senior Counsel - Chief Regulatory Counsel
The candidate in this position will provide regulatory counsel and analysis pertaining to mergers and acquisition matters, public welfare investments and joint ventures, including handle all aspects of preparing and filing regulatory applications with the Federal Reserve, the New York State Department of Financial Services and other regulatory agencies. Additional responsibilities include: Provide legal advice to Compliance Risk Management, Enterprise Risk and Audit Departments on banking law and regulation. Serve as primary contact for legal advice on the Bank Holding Company Act, Regulation W, the Volcker Rule, Regulation O and other corporate regulatory matters. Advise business lines on corporate regulatory compliance matters. Act as secondary support to counsel supporting the business lines and provide assistance when requested on on consumer and other regulatory matters Assist the Regulatory Affairs Department during the regulatory examination process and in preparing responses to regulatory examinations, and upon request interact with examination and supervisory staff from the Federal Reserve, the New York State Department of Financial Services and other regulatory agencies. Ensure regulatory compliance pertaining to bank powers matters, especially as it relates to mergers, acquisitions, entity formation and other corporations actions. Assist in seeking regulatory approval as required pertaining to branch network and line of business matters. Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing M&T. Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of regulatory issues. Keep current on regulatory trends and relevant bank regulatory changes. Keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks. Develop and recommend corporate policy and positions on corporate regulatory issues. Be willing to accept new projects and become a team member within the Legal Department. Minimum Qualifications Required: JD Degree 7 years of proven and progressive legal experience in financial institution regulatory matters New York State or applicable state bar admission Preferred Qualifications: Experience with a regulatory agency (eg, Federal Reserve, OCC, state banking department) and/or financial institutions on bank regulatory matters We encourage individuals with military background to apply.