Fifth Third Bank Senior Counsel /Assistant General Counsel-ERISA in CINCINNATI, Ohio
Fifth Third Bank is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a heritage that spans more than 150 years. We've staked our claim on looking at things differently to making banking a Fifth Third Better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.
We employ about 18,000 people, and what we offer is:
# A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and financial wellness programs.
# An environment where we win together. We celebrate achievement and work collaboratively. We're also a three-time Gallup Great Workplace honoree.
# An invitation to impact lives in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives. That's fun and exciting.
It comes down to the fact that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to with which to grow # as a customer or as a team member.
The Legal Division strives to be a valuable business partner by providing timely legal advice and counsel that protects the integrity, reputation, and business of Fifth Third Bancorp. Attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants work in unison to support all lines of business in their daily activities, decision-making, performance, and in the achievement of strategic initiatives and goals.
GENERAL FUNCTION: Represent Fifth Third Bancorp and affiliates in a specific area of law that may include: Consumer, Wholesale, WAM, Payments, Employment or Litigation, Corporate Law, Infrastructure Securities and M&A. Acts as leadinhousecounseltoseniormanagement, department leaders, human resources, etc. regarding a variety of highly complex legal matters.
Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers andcolleagues,andensuresthatactionsand behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
.Provide legal guidance and counsel to specific department, division, line of business, etc. Works with representatives from various departments on developing /modifying policies and procedures where necessary. Perform all necessarylegalresearchforareaofresponsibility.
.Receive complaints and distribute them to either in-house counsel or assign cases to appropriate outside counsel. Coordinate litigation list input and status updates. Acts as a liaison with outside law firms.
.Maintain an up to date awareness of all new and changing laws and legislation to protect the Bancorp from potential litigation.
.Manage all legal issues and litigation for a specific area of responsibility.
o Oversee preparation, filing and tracking of all legal documents and proceedings.
o File all necessary legal/regulatory applications on behalf of Fifth Third Bank.
o Assist in the negotiation and closing of acquisition and disposition transactions.
o Investigate or assist in the investigation of complaints or allegations against the bank.
.Can manage department employees:
o Manages the staffing, performance and salary administration for the group.
o Allocates and reviews work, provides training, works with staff to set and achieve objectives, and guides and advises subordinates for individual development.
o Motivates the employees in the area through decisions regarding pay, placement, and promotions.
.Responsible for reviewing all contracts for various areas of the bank.
.Proactive surveillance of regulatory changes to the environment
.Interpretation of regulatory changes identified
.Oversee and approve regulatory inventory
.Ongoing guidance of the Interpretation for regulatory requirements and impacted changes.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for providing employees timely, candid and constructive performance feedback; developing employees to their fullest potential and provide challenging opportunities that enhanceemployeecareergrowth;developingtheappropriate talent pool to ensure adequate bench strength and succession planning; recognizing and rewarding employees for accomplishments.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
.Minimum 6-10 years experience preferred.
.Admission to a state bar.
.Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
.Problem resolution and analytical skills and the ability to interact well with all organizational levels.
.Previous leadership experience preferred or equivalent mentorship/management of project work.
.Exposure to senior professionals, executive presence needed.
Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.