Western Alliance Bank

  • Banking Counsel

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    Banking Counsel works with the Senior Banking Counsel, other attorneys, and staff within the Legal Department’s Banking Group on a wide variety of operational, compliance, and customer matters. Banking Counsel provides legal advice to the Bank in connection with its deposit operations (including deposits, collections, and credit cards), treasury management sales and services, product management, risk management, legal process, and compliance (including BSA/AML) activities. Banking Counsel will also be responsible for drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating customer and third party service provider contracts, agreements and other documents related to the Bank’s operations.




    Drafts standardized bank contracts agreements, forms and other legal documents for use with customers and third party service providers.

    Provides legal support on compliance, operational and risk management matters including product management and development.

    Provides legal advice and representation on customer and third party matters and disputes.

    Participates in the definition and development of branch banking, deposit operations, and risk management policies, procedures and quality control programs.

    Reviews, provides legal advice, and negotiates to various lines of business on third party service provider contracts.

    Oversees the work of outside counsel for engagements on behalf of the Company.

    As needed, provide guidance to Litigation Paralegal on Bank’s obligations as it relates to legal process.


    Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.

    Active license to practice law in Arizona or other U.S. Jurisdiction.

    5+ years of relevant experience in private practice or in-house.

    In-depth knowledge of the legal and operational aspects of the U.S. banking industry and payments systems, including bank deposits, check/ACH/wire processing, and payment cards.

    Working knowledge of consumer compliance law in the financial services space.

    Excellent writing and drafting skills.

    Advanced ability to review legal research, and analyze and summarize findings as necessary.

    Exceptional oral, interpersonal and presentation skills.

    Exceptional organizational and time management skills.


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