Capital Markets Counsel 3, Public Finance

Charlotte, North Carolina
October 30 2020
Job Description

Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as 'Personal Cell' or 'Cellular' in the contact information of your application.

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Legal Department supports the vision, values & goals of Wells Fargo by providing expert, creative, cost-effective, and timely advice and services to all Wells Fargo businesses and support functions. We operate in accordance with the highest standards of judgment, integrity, and ethical leadership to find creative solutions that best serve our customers, prudently manage risks, and contribute to Wells Fargo's enterprise success.

The successful candidate's principal responsibility will be to provide legal support to the Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) Municipal Products Group line of business comprised of Public Finance Investment Banking, Municipal Sales, Trading and Syndicate and Capital Strategies. The attorney filling this position will be part of the Global Capital Markets Section within the Global Commercial and Securities Division of the Legal Department of Wells Fargo. Specific responsibilities for this position include: (i) advising WFS business line and compliance in connection with WFS' role as an underwriter on municipal securities transactions, (ii) advising WFS business line and compliance on municipal sales and trading issues (iii) providing guidance with respect to municipal securities transaction related activities to ensure compliance with federal securities and tax laws and MSRB rules, and (iv) assisting WFS line of business with responses to RFPs for municipal underwriting services.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of legal experience with a major law firm, securities regulatory agency or in-house law department; including 3+ years of representing firms in capital markets and investment banking activities
  • Active State Bar membership

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience building partnerships and consulting effectively with leadership
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Outstanding problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of SEC and MSRB rules and regulations relating to municipal securities underwriting and sales and trading
  • Knowledge of and experience with the underwriting and distribution of municipal securities
  • Knowledge of federal tax laws relating to tax-exempt securities
  • Familiarity with municipal securities sales and trading
  • Familiarity with banking regulation

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 550 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC
IA-Des Moines: 800 Walnut St - Des Moines, IA
MN-Minneapolis: 90 S 7th St - Minneapolis, MN


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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