The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has an opening for an experienced Attorney to serve as Assistant General Counsel in its Legal Division. This Officer-level Attorney works in tandem with the General Counsel and other attorneys and staff in the Legal Division by: (a) providing legal services to management of business areas regarding matters at high levels of risk and complexity; (b) evaluating matters raised by management and staff of the Reserve Bank in connection with various issues and questions for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Reserve Bank policies; (c) recommending to management and staff appropriate actions to be taken in response to issues and questions presented for legal review; and (d) assisting clients in managing risk and developing strategic direction based on expertise in various legal subject areas.
Provides legal advice to business area senior management and staff regarding legal and regulatory risk on complex and high risk matters using experienced judgment and independence. Monitors legal and banking-related regulatory developments and provides guidance to Reserve Bank management and staff regarding compliance and other matters that affect business areas.
Provides legal advice to the business areas that conduct fiscal agency services for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and that operate the Reserve Bank’s Treasury Relations and Support Office.
Drafts, reviews, and revises various written contracts to which the Reserve Bank is, or is expected to become, a party.
Advises, participates in, and occasionally leads Reserve Bank and Federal Reserve System projects, work groups, and committees. Drafts, reviews, and revises Reserve Bank policies and procedures.
Works with outside counsel and other external parties in legal matters affecting Reserve Bank business areas, including negotiating, evaluating, and coordinating legal and regulatory issues and the Reserve Bank’s responses and positions. Assists in developing cost-effective legal strategies.
Occasionally assists in discovery efforts in connection with anticipated or pending litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative proceedings.
Reviews letters, documents, and agreements submitted by Reserve Bank management and staff, as well as the public, for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Reserve Bank policies and prepares written and oral responses.
Assists in training of less senior attorneys. Explains issues, ideas, and organizational needs and history.
Trains Reserve Bank management and staff to support understanding of and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Reserve Bank and Federal Reserve System policies and procedures.
Graduate of an ABA accredited law school, and has practiced law in at least one state; admission to Missouri Bar preferred.
10+ year’s relevant legal experience.
Experience in banking, business, and commercial matters preferred
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with, and act as a trusted advisor to, leaders and colleagues from varied backgrounds and throughout the Reserve Bank and the Federal Reserve System.
Strong executive presence and outstanding communication and negotiation skills to influence direction and facilitate positive outcomes.
Advanced strategic thinking, critical thinking, analytic and problem-solving skills.
Superior level of ownership, follow-through, and integrity with a desire to improve upon current service levels and focus on accuracy and precision of final work product.
Highly proficient written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate in an articulate, concise manner to a wide range of audiences.
Effective client focus and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, influence and work through others to achieve goals, and deal honestly and directly with others.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
The St Louis Fed is one of 12 Reserve Banks serving all or parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. The St. Louis Fed’s most critical functions include: promoting stable prices and economic growth, fostering a sound financial system, providing payment services to financial institutions, supporting the U.S. Treasury's financial operations, and advancing economic education, community development and fair access to credit. Ranked as a Top Workplace, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees’ diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, as well as cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Embracing our diversity encourages employees to bring their valued perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems, and promotes an environment where innovation and excellence thrive. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.