Description:

Associate General Counsel - a senior position having legal experience in banking, commercial law, or SEC reporting.

The VP - Associate General Counsel shall perform all functions usual and incidental to such position, including the following:
  • Provide legal advice to operating and service departments of the Bank on an independent basis.
  • Manage legal assignments on an independent basis.
  • Conduct legal research and provide legal advice to operating and service departments of the Bank. In this regard, the Attorney shall be designated as the main contact within the Legal Department with respect to certain matters to be determined from time to time by the Chief Legal Officer.
  • Review and draft transactional contracts and other documents generated by service and operating departments. Assist in the negotiation of such contracts, as appropriate.
  • In a timely and accurate manner draft opinions, memoranda, reports, and other documents on specially assigned topics relating to the Bank, the Federal Home Loan Bank System, the SEC, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and other government agencies.

Other Duties:
  • Assist in monitoring regulatory, legislative, and judicial developments that have significance for the Federal Home Loan Bank System, and keep Bank management informed of such developments.
  • Represent the Legal Department at internal and external seminars and meetings, as requested.
  • Assist the Chief Legal Officer and other senior lawyers in the administration of the department.
  • Work collaboratively with other Legal Department staff and internal clients, and required to work from the assigned office, unless otherwise pre-approved by the Chief Legal Officer.
  • Perform special projects, as assigned.

Requirements:
Education—
Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited U.S. Law School.

Skills—
  • Familiarity with applicable software (e.g., Microsoft Office).
  • Strong legal research skills, including research on electronic databases.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and persuasively, express and present thoughts in an organized, clear and concise manner. Ability to effectively work with external parties when representing the Bank.
  • Strong contract drafting, negotiating and analytical skills.

Experience—
At least seven years' experience in the field of banking, corporate and/or commercial law. Federal Home Loan Bank System, SEC reporting, mortgage banking and CFTC derivatives experience a plus.

Credentials
Admitted to the New York or New Jersey State Bar (or eligible to be admitted). Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited U.S. Law School Law degree required. An LLM in banking, MBA, undergraduate business, economics or accounting degree a plus.