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Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory Programs - 3DK5P in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 7/31/2018

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Job Description

M&T Bank

Senior Counsel – Bank Regulatory Programs

Preferred Location: Buffalo, NY

Alternate Locations: NYC, NY or Wilmington, DE


The successful candidate will be located in (i) Buffalo, NY (ii) New York City, or (iii) Wilmington, Delaware, and will be supporting M&T Bank Corporation and its affiliates (“M&T”) to advise on various bank regulatory programs and related laws and regulations.  Such programs and laws may include all or some of the following types of regulatory programs and laws and regulations that typically affect the bank horizontally across the enterprise:  (i) privacy laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state privacy laws,  (ii) cybersecurity programs, (iii) data and intellectual property, (iv) Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), (v) Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAAP), (v) state and federal compliance support, (vi) marketing and sales practices, (vii) customer complaints, (viii) new and expanded products and service programs; (ix) fair lending and Fair Housing Act (FHA); (x) Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), (xi) Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); (xii) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), (xiii) anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (AML/BSA), and related regulations, such as OFAC and FBAR matters;  (xiv) government and political laws, such as pay-to-play, lobbying, gifting and public procurement laws;  and (xv)  emerging legal risk program, including legal risk watch lists and legal operational risk management.


More specifically, the successful candidate will assist to:


Serve as a senior advisor to M&T with respect to bank regulatory programs and related laws and regulations


Manage other attorneys in Legal who also advise on bank regulatory programs and related laws and regulations


Review bank regulatory programs and advise on those programs to remediate any gaps or legal risks


Review and define Legal’s role in bank regulatory programs and implement appropriate policies and procedures relating thereto


Obtain and review regular reporting relating to bank regulatory programs to help identify trends and legal risks


Identify, evaluate and escalate legal and regulatory risks affecting M&T relating to bank regulatory programs


Provide day-to-day advice with respect to substantive matters escalated to Legal with respect to bank regulatory programs


Oversee external counsel retained to advise on bank regulatory programs laws and regulations


Partner with M&T’s compliance, risk and audit groups on bank regulatory program matters


Keep senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks
J.D. Degree
New York State or applicable state bar admission
A minimum of 7 years of proven and progressive corporate legal experience in a law firm and/or corporate environment
A minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience
Experience working with senior managers and managing this experience in an open and proactive manner
Baseline knowledge of financial services, banking products and related regulations
Transactional background, familiarity with acquisitions, complex contracts and general commercial operations
Proven ability to define legal issues, evaluate legal risks, and offer creative and practical solutions
Strong negotiation, interpersonal, organizational skills, as well as, excellent verbal and written communication abilities
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline- intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change
Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements
Strong desire to support the identification, evaluation and escalation of legal risk issues Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including the senior business leaders, outside counsel, regulatory officials, risk, compliance and audit counterparts within the organization, counterparts at other companies and industry representatives
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to influence through collaboration
Ability to make quick innovative decisions in order to resolve problems
Creativity, flexibility and willingness to embrace change and to work effectively in multi- functional teams
Leadership skills and strong ethical standards


We encourage candidates with relevant military experience to apply.

About M&T

At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.