BBVA Compass CORPORATE COUNSEL I or II in BIRMINGHAM, Alabama
LOCATION: AL-BIRMINGHAM-CORPORATE HEADQU
CORPORATE COUNSEL I or II
USA - Compass Bank dba BBVA Compass
At BBVA, we are leading the transformation of global banking with the aim of bringing the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach. We are a global financial institution present in 30 countries with over 75 million customers. We are a bank with over 126,000 employees across the world and every one of those employees is leading and designing his/her professional career with the help of tools provided by the organization to make that happen.
Corporate responsibility is an intrinsic part of our business model, promoting inclusion and financial education while supporting research and culture. Being part of BBVA means developing your career in one of the most innovative companies in finance.
We started out with the spirit of helping others make the best financial decisions. That spirit remains with us today and encourages us to keep moving forward, prioritizing innovation and digital transformation so that we can bring the opportunities of this new era within everyone's reach.
Our values define our identity; they are what drives us to make our goals a reality and they guide all of our actions and the decisions we make.
The customer comes first.
We think big.
We are one team.
Provides research, factual information, counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues, usually in support of specific lines of business or departments. Identifies and analyzes legal issues and provides advice to clients on routine legal matters that are usually characterized by clear legal/ business precedent. Will work under general supervision and is responsible for dealing with moderately complex legal matters.
Drafts, reviews, memoranda and initial drafts of legal documents and revises legal documents and concise written materials. Provides full, sound, ethical and prompt legal service and opinions to clients in relation to laws and regulations in the client's line of business.
Produces clear and concise written materials that can be submitted to the customer with minimal or no revision or review by a more senior attorney. Identifies and analyzes more complex or novel matters which have no clear legal/business precedent or have different possible interpretations; develops conclusions, makes recommendations, and provides reliable advice.
Assigns the appropriate degree of importance to issues and can formulate and carry out research and investigative strategies. Supervises preparation of the defense in litigation; assesses and advises clients on litigation risks in one or more assigned departments or units of the organization; works with outside counsel to develop the defense, briefs and guides them and supervises their work.
Works directly with business clients and develops an understanding of business unit needs and products. Contributes advice and counsel on policy and procedures. May oversee the work of one or more legal assistants, paralegals, or associate attorneys.
Counsels management whenever legally unsound decisions or plans are being made or when changes in the law occur. Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving problems of recognized complexity and facts that are occasionally in question, for which considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning is required.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law required with Two (2) years of related experience. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Preferred: None preferred
Note: This job has multiple levels (i.e. I, II, III, etc.). The posted job description includes the qualifications associated with the entry level position. If hired, you may be placed at a level above the entry level position. The level of placement will be based on experience, education and skills.
Additional Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Note: Required to meet credit history and criminal background requirements associated with Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry registration process, to include FBI fingerprint criminal history report and review of credit report
Note: Must meet credit history and criminal background requirements associated with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority registration process, to include FBI fingerprint criminal history, review of credit report, civil litigation, liens, and other public records
At BBVA , we are proud to be a company that prioritizes diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities, regardless of the race, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion or sexual orientation of our employees and collaborators. Corporate responsibility is an essential component of our business model, as we promote financial education and support research and culture.
Being part of BBVA means developing your career in the company that is leading the transformation of the financial sector.
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)).
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BBVA Compass, BBVA Securities Inc., and BBVA S.A. New York Branch have a firm and unwavering policy to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to age, citizenship, color, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, protected veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law. This policy includes all job groups, classifications and organizational units. With regard to employment, this policy extends to applicants and covers our recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, termination, benefits, compensation and training practices as well as social and recreational activities.
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