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Managing Paralegal - Core Mortgage Litigation Team

Company: Wells Fargo Bank
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

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 prior to 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 Law 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.This Managing Paralegal will manage a team of Paralegals to provide effective support to the Legal Department, and oversee the work of the team and monitor progress to ensure timely completion of tasks, exercising the usual authority of a manager. This position will also oversee research and analysis provided by the team, as well as the preparation of legal documentation, correspondence with clients and attorneys, and other materials. The position is responsible for developing processes to track and ensure quality and accuracy; developing best practices, responding to escalated issues, and providing direct support to senior leadership, as needed. The Managing Paralegal will provide training and guidance to the team, and manage the onboarding of new team members. Finally the position will ensure compliance with all applicable policy and procedures, and coordinates with attorneys on special requests or highly complex projects.This Managing Paralegal will become a member of the Core Mortgage Litigation Team, within the Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations Division that provides legal support and guidance associated with mortgage litigation. -- The candidate should be able to work independently but may consult with an attorney. The candidate must demonstrate flexibility to handle a wide variety of tasks and should excel in time management. -- Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee a team of paralegal professionals responsible for providing advice on strategic litigation risks associated with actions filed involving transactions secured by consumer real estate.
  • Ensure the team is working effectively with business clients to be trusted legal advisors on all aspects of each litigated matter, providing timely and high quality legal advice and analysis.
  • Assign work in a way that provides adequate support and coverage in alignment with the risks and priorities of each matter.
  • Report, track, and update all required litigated matters, and ensure team accurately and timely reports on all necessary matters.
  • Partner and collaborate closely with other teams and sections in the Consumer Banking Division, and other colleagues within the Legal Department.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with senior business leaders, risk and compliance partners, and other business support functions, and collaborate with them closely in support of the strategic litigation priorities.
  • Foster individual team member growth and development in substantive areas and help build transferrable skill sets.
  • In addition to managing the team, this individual may have their own case load and provide paralegal support for an attorney; furthermore, the managing paralegal may provide substantive feedback and oversight on the matters that paralegals and other legal support staff on the team have responsibility. --As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:
    • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them.
    • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks.

      Required Qualifications
      • 6+ years of paralegal experience
      • 1+ year of leadership or management experience

        Desired Qualifications
        • 5+ years of focused practice experience in one or more concentrated areas of law

          Other Desired Qualifications
          • Experience with mortgage or real estate litigation or transactions.
          • Experience supporting attorneys handling class action matters, or financial service industry litigation

            Job Expectations
            • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

              Street Address
              IA-Des Moines: 800 Walnut St - Des Moines, IA
              NC-Charlotte: 301 S College St - Charlotte, NC


              Disclaimer

              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.

Keywords: Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines , Managing Paralegal - Core Mortgage Litigation Team, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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