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Senior Counsel – Bank Regulatory Programs - 3DHTN in New York, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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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


Minimum Qualifications


J.D. degree required.  Licensed to practice law in New York or Delaware (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license in New York or Delaware, as applicable).   


Minimum of 10 plus years plus of relevant experience  


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


Experience advising on bank regulatory programs and related laws


Experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues


Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; regulatory officials;  risk, compliance and audit counterparts at 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


Demonstrated experience in leading others, both through direct relationships and/or indirectly (influencing without direct authority)



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.