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Bank Regulatory Programs Attorney - 3DJB9 in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 6/29/2018

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  • Location:
    Buffalo, NY
  • Job Type:
    Legal, Banking
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Bank Regulatory Programs Attorney

Buffalo, NY – preferred
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)

(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) Service members 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:

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

Assist to maintain a legal risk watch list for the enterprise, as well as a legal operational risk management program

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

Minimum Qualifications
JD required. New York State Bar Exam certification.
Four years experience as an attorney.
Thorough knowledge of personal computers and related departmental software programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with a variety of personnel. Strong analytical skills.
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.
M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas.
M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.