We are seeking a talented Senior Attorney – Bank Financial Regulatory Counsel for either our San Antonio, TX, Plano, TX, Charlotte, NC, or Washington, DC facility.
In this position you will be responsible for providing legal counsel on Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) financial regulatory and reporting requirements and other safety & soundness rules to business unit leadership within USAA by identifying and analyzing legal issues and communicating effective legal advice. Proactively engages with business clients to better understand USAA’s strategic and operational objectives. Engages and collaborates with internal stakeholders within business units and the Chief Legal Office. Works independently on matters of significance to the organization, has in-depth expert knowledge and the proven ability to lead efforts to resolve complex issues.
Independently provides legal counsel to senior leadership to support business objectives and manage regulatory, compliance and litigation risk to USAA.
Leads complex legal assignments with a high level of business impact and delivers appropriate solutions.
Proactively identifies and manages existing and emerging legal and other risks that stem from business activities, in alignment with USAAs legal risk appetite. Ensures risks are effectively measured, monitored and controlled. Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures.
Effectively communicates with stakeholders and varying levels of leadership in both verbal and written forms. Produces clear and concise legal positions involving highly complex issues.
Proactively collaborates across USAA and the Chief Legal Office to mitigate risk.
Proactively monitors and analyzes changes in laws, regulations and industry and advises appropriate organizational leadership of such changes in a timely manner. Anticipates potential or future legal and operational issues that present a risk to the organization and proactively engages with others to identify potential solutions.
Regularly provides guidance to more junior attorneys and serves as a resource to others in the Chief Legal Office.
Provides leadership through cross-functional projects that have a material impact to USAA.
Effectively manages outside counsel to obtain legal advice.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
Licensed and in good standing to practice law in one state or a territory of the USA
8 years of relevant experience with at least 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney.
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with key resources and stakeholders, influencing decisions and managing work to achieve strategic goals.
Substantial experience advising bank CFOs, Treasury officers, credit and market risk teams and Asset/Liability Management Committees on financial regulatory matters within a law firm, in-house counsel or regulatory agency.
Experience with bank stress testing, capital and liquidity requirements, financial contracts, and financial reporting, including Call Reports.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and oversee legal work for CFO, Treasury and risk in these areas.
Familiarity with various bank regulatory requirements, including capital and liquidity requirements, FDIC Part 363, Community Reinvestment Act.
Demonstrated success communicating and collaborating with Business, Risk, Compliance and Audit to ensure escalation of legal risks.
Experience briefing senior management effectively on key legal risks, emerging regulatory trends and practical solutions.
Internal Number: R0061673
At USAA we know the best way to serve our members is by building the best team. So, we seek out talented people to fill roles all across our company - from claims to finance to tech and beyond. But it's not just skill sets and impressive resumes we're looking for. It's the unique qualities that everyone at USAA shares. That means values like service, honesty, loyalty, and integrity, put into practice every single day as we do the most for our members.