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General Counsel

Company: WSFS Bank
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

-Position type: Full-timeLocation: Philadelphia, PA -Schedule: Monday - Friday Hybrid/Onsite -Description:The General Counsel is a crucial resource for WSFS business lines and other service providers within the organization. This role is new and will serve as the primary support and advisor across the organization on matters related to litigation, transactions, and regulatory issues. -Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with all business lines on transactional and litigation matters, including but not limited to Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Compliance, Finance and Vendor Management
  • Work closely with outside counsel on litigation matters
  • Serve as the main advisor to the Corporate Secretary on various corporate governance matters
  • Advise business units and infrastructure functions on bank regulatory issues that arise in the course of the Bank's activities -
  • Sample specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising on corporate and commercial matters, customer complaints, consumer disclosures, internal investigations, employment matters
  • Draft and file the organization's annual proxy statement, including managing shareholder and management proposals
  • Provide advice within the Legal Department with respect to legal issues involving document processing of writs, levies, subpoenas
  • Provide legal advice to bank branches -
  • Actively participate with relevant banking associations, update management on legislative changes and recommend advocacy, where applicable
  • Facilitate positive and effective partnerships across all business lines and help educate business partners on the Legal Department's role throughout the organization
  • Responsible for updating, drafting, and managing the policies that fall under the Legal Department's purview -
  • Serve as a mentor for more junior Associates within the Legal Department
  • Other duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required
    • Must be licensed in Delaware, Pennsylvania and/or New Jersey
    • Must have a minimum of 8 years of legal experience in or with the banking or financial services industry
    • Must have substantial knowledge of banking regulations
    • Must have working knowledge of related areas of law in banking or financial services (e.g., employment, contracts, information technology, privacy, real estate) -
    • Strong drafting skills -
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a proven ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment
    • Excellent communication abilities with both executive leadership and Associates at all levels -
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to influence through collaboration -Inclusiveness:WSFS Bank is inclusive and supportive of individual needs. If you have a physical or other impairment that might require an accommodation, including technical assistance with the WSFS Bank Careers website or submission process, please contact us via email at careers@ is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.#LI-Hybrid - -

Keywords: WSFS Bank, Philadelphia , General Counsel, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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