Sr. Legal Counsel

Santander US


New York, NY

Why you should apply for a job to Santander US:

  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 79% would recommend this company to other women

  • 78% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    Sr. Legal CounselNew York, United States of America


    USA Job Function Description:

    • Provides legal counsel and guidance to the company's and its various entities' management and boards of directors on strategies and solutions to potential, anticipated and/or identified legal, regulatory and/or compliance matters and issues of concern.

    • Advises management and various partners to help ensure operations comply with laws and other regulatory provisions and contractual obligations.

    • Represents or oversees the company in transactions, legal proceedings, disputes, initiatives and various other matters.

    • Drafts, reviews, negotiates, advises regarding and/or approves policies, procedures, contracts and related documents for business operations, regulatory compliance, procurement of goods and services, confidentiality of proprietary information, employment, leases of space and equipment and software licenses, and generally to support business operations and promote the company's objectives and interests

    Essential Functions/Responsibility Statements:

    • Acts as legal/technical expert providing advice, insights and solutions to clients and consultants on applicable legal/technical and compliance issues affecting strategies, programs, plans (design and operations), and practices.

    • Analyzes key policy, legislative and legal developments and issues, and shares advice, insights and solutions with internal and external clients.

    • Researches relevant legal issues and technical and industry specific topics.

    • Reviews current developments in the area of legal/technical expertise, prepares complex technical analyses and develops advice, insights, and solutions.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

    Work Experience: 9-12 years ; Experience practicing law in financial services, bank, or law firm.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to provide sound, clear legal advice to senior executives and other senior leaders.

    • Expertise handling government and regulatory enforcement actions that involve civil and criminal inquiries directed at large corporations operating in highly regulated industries.

    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

    • Desire and aptitude to work in a collaborative environment on a team of high-performing legal professionals.

    • Strong ability to identify and solve complex problems.

    • Ability to present information clearly and effectively in written and oral form.

    • Ability to develop strategy and tactics for complex, high profile matters.

    Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

    Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occasional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

    Employer Rights: Employer Rights: This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.

    For NYC Job Applicants: The base annual salary range for this position is $150,000-$200,000.  The exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications and location.

    Bachelor of Science (BS) English

    Primary Location: New York, NY, Madison Ave Corp

    Other Locations: New York-New York

    Organization: Banco Santander S.A.


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    What are Santander US perks and benefits

    Lactation facilities

    Maternity leave coaching


    Backup child care

    Elder care

    Paid maternity

    Paid paternity

    Paid adoptive

    Short term disability

    About the company

    Industry: Finance: Personal & Commercial Banking

    We’re Santander US, and we’re wholly owned by Santander Group, a global financial institution that serves more than 150 million customers worldwide. Here in the United States, we employ more than 14,000 people and serve more than 5 million customers through our businesses:

    • Santander Holdings USA Inc.
    • Santander Bank, N.A., our retail and commercial
    • Santander Consumer USA, our consumer auto finance business
    • Santander Private Banking, serving non-U.S. resident, high-net-worth
    • Santander Investment Securities, our investing arm for institutional investors and emerging market trading operations 

    Why you should apply for a job to Santander US:

  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.6/5 in supportive management

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 79% would recommend this company to other women

  • 78% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.