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Assoc General Counsel III, (Banking) at Edward Jones in Saint Louis, Missouri

Posted in Legal 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.


Edward Jones (the "Firm") is a Fortune 500 company with over 40,000 associates, more than seven million clients, and in excess of $1 trillion in client assets under care. We are headquartered in iconic St. Louis, Missouri. Our Mission is to help serious, long-term individual investors achieve their financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions.


• Our clients' interests come first

• We value working in partnership

• Individuals and their contributions are valued and respected

• We believe in a quality-oriented, long-term investment philosophy


Our Legal Division is expanding to enhance solutions for millions of clients and their families.  We are looking for an experienced attorney to provide legal advice and support to leaders across the Firm related to various banking and lending products and services including credit cards, debit cards, margin loans, insured bank deposit sweep products and check writing.  This opportunity will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to be a part of a culture that inspires the individual and supports them so that they can care for their colleagues and be part of a team focused on delivering solutions.

The individual selected for this role will enjoy the benefit of working for a well-established 97-year old Fortune 500 firm; and also will have the opportunity to be a key influencer within the Firm by using their deep understanding of banking and lending products to enhance the support provided by the Legal Division. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:


Legal Knowledge and Integrity: Exceptional legal knowledge, judgment, work ethic and integrity, and a demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.  Familiarity with consumer financial products and applicable laws and regulations, including Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Reg E, margin and securities-based lending (Reg T and Reg U), electronic money movement/NACHA, broker-dealer cash sweep products, and Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering laws.

Strategic Planning and Execution: Provide strategic thought, legal leadership, support and advice to the Firm and its affiliates on a wide range of matters pertaining to banking and lending products and services.

Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills: Ability to develop and implement solutions to eliminate, manage and mitigate risk to the Firm.  Ability to analyze and resolve complex legal matters and recommend changes to organizational policies and procedures.

Ability to Partner: Ability to successfully partner with associates across the Firm in a collaborative manner to deliver results and move important work through the organization.

Prioritization and Decision-Making. Sound judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills. Creative thinker who is highly organized and has exceptional prioritization skills.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication (oral and written), presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to convey complex issues to legal and non-legal professionals at all levels, including senior leaders.

Interact with Outside Counsel: Ability to interact with sophisticated outside counsel to identify, evaluate and resolve complex legal questions and issues.


• Juris Doctorate with exceptional academic credentials

• Minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional responsibility and experience in relevant practice areas; preference for experience serving as outside counsel for banks and other financial institutions; in-house counsel for bank or broker-dealer; or attorney for financial industry regulatory agency

• Experience working with state and federal regulators (SEC, FINRA, OCC, FDIC) preferred

• Technological aptitude and ability to learn new technologies