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MUFG Union Bank Assistant General Counsel, Director - Regulatory in Washington, District Of Columbia

Assistant General Counsel, Director - Regulatory - 10031173-WD


Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2020). In the Americas, we’re 13,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

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Job Summary:

This position will be a senior role within the Regulatory Legal Group (“RLG”). RLG provides corporate legal advisory and regulatory support to executive and senior management in Head Office and regionally in the Americas. Areas of RLG coverage include, but are not limited to, regulatory advice (U.S. bank regulation, Volcker, etc.), strategic initiatives, government affairs and compliance support, and regulatory corporate governance expectations. Specific areas of legal expertise and experience are listed below.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Advise MUFG’s U.S. operations on U.S. bank regulatory matters, including application of and compliance with the U.S. banking laws applicable to foreign and U.S. domestic bank holding companies, U.S. offices of foreign banks, and national banks, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the National Bank Act, and other regulations applicable to financial institutions (e.g. emerging climate change related matters) including regulations of the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, CFPB, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.

  • Keep informed on state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals that would affect financial institutions



  • Candidate must be a member of the California or New York State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in jurisdiction where based as in-house counsel

  • Minimum 10 years of experience either as in-house counsel with a financial institution, U.S. federal bank regulatory government service or experience with a law firm providing advice to financial institutions

  • Experience with the development and roll-out of new financial products, including wholesale and retail

  • Demonstrated ability to provide counsel and guidance to firm officers on matters ranging from complex legal questions or inquires to routine day-to-day legal matters

  • Ability to analyze and research complex legal issues and translate such research and analysis into practical and effective advice to firm officers, including executives and senior management

  • Expertise in bank regulatory and general business law

  • Excellent issue spotting, risk assessment, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including negotiation skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and attention to detail

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and deadlines

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified .

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

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Job : Legal

Primary Location : DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-Washington

Job Posting : Jan 26, 2021, 2:55:05 PM

Shift: : Day

Schedule: : Full Time

Req ID: 10031173-WD