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BBVA CORPORATE COUNSEL I - Associate Level in NEW YORK, New York

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Area:

CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING

Deadline for applying:

6/30/2021

Company:

USA - BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA

Grade:

21

Grade range:

Salary Range:

0.00 - 0.00

Incentive Eligible:

What does the job entail?

Provides research, factual information, counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues, usually in support of specific lines of business or departments. Identifies and analyzes legal issues and provides advice to clients on routine legal matters that are usually characterized by clear legal/ business precedent. Will work under general supervision and is responsible for dealing with moderately complex legal matters.

Responsibilities

Drafts, reviews, memoranda and initial drafts of legal documents and revises legal documents and concise written materials. Provides full, sound, ethical and prompt legal service and opinions to clients in relation to laws and regulations in the client's line of business.

Produces clear and concise written materials that can be submitted to the customer with minimal or no revision or review by a more senior attorney. Identifies and analyzes more complex or novel matters which have no clear legal/business precedent or have different possible interpretations; develops conclusions, makes recommendations, and provides reliable advice.

Assigns the appropriate degree of importance to issues and can formulate and carry out research and investigative strategies. Supervises preparation of the defense in litigation; assesses and advises clients on litigation risks in one or more assigned departments or units of the organization; works with outside counsel to develop the defense, briefs and guides them and supervises their work.

Works directly with business clients and develops an understanding of business unit needs and products. Contributes advice and counsel on policy and procedures. May oversee the work of one or more legal assistants, paralegals, or associate attorneys.

Counsels management whenever legally unsound decisions or plans are being made or when changes in the law occur. Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving problems of recognized complexity and facts that are occasionally in question, for which considerable legal judgment, experience and independent reasoning is required.

Education/Experience

Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Law required with Two (2) years of related experience. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Lic/Cert/Reg

Required: Attorney

Preferred: None preferred

Note: This job has multiple levels (i.e. I, II, III, etc.). The posted job description includes the qualifications associated with the entry level position. If hired, you may be placed at a level above the entry level position. The level of placement will be based on experience, education and skills.

Additional Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

The BBVA New York Legal Department provides legal support to the Corporate & Investment

Banking Group (“CIB”), which includes the New York branch of BBVA (a Spanish bank) and an

SEC-registered broker dealer. The successful candidate will perform legal research, review financial

transactions, present updates to senior management, manage corporate governance and provide

counsel on legal and regulatory issues, primarily in support of CIB. The position reports directly to

the General Counsel of the New York branch.

Primary Duties

  • Answer legal and regulatory questions and provide day-to-day support to the BBVA Group,

whether in the New York office or globally, engaging colleagues in Europe, Asia and Latin

America.

  • Prepare and negotiate trading documents, including ISDA Master Agreements and CSAs,

CDEAs, repurchase agreements, related credit support documentation and other legal

documentation between the Bank and its counterparties.

  • Review and analyze legal documentation in all stages of lending transactions, including

NDAs, commitment letters, engagement letters, credit agreements, guarantees and security

documents.

  • Represent the Legal Department in meetings across various bank functions with senior

management.

  • Provide legal counsel on all matters relevant to the New York office and CIB.

Required Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience negotiating corporate finance documentation at a top law firm or as

in-house counsel at a leading financial institution.

  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, exercise good judgment with respect to

escalation, and collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills.

  • High degree of integrity and strong work ethic. Timely follow-through of commitments.

  • A JD from a top law school.

  • An active license to practice law in the State of New York.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to banks and broker dealers.

  • Flexibility and willingness to jump into unfamiliar legal terrain, including real estate, litigation,

vendor contracting, employment, sustainability, cybersecurity, data protection, corporate

reporting, trade finance, securities offerings and AML/BSA.

  • Spanish language skills are a strong plus.

Note: Required to meet credit history and criminal background requirements associated with Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry registration process, to include FBI fingerprint criminal history report and review of credit report

Note: Must meet credit history and criminal background requirements associated with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority registration process, to include FBI fingerprint criminal history, review of credit report, civil litigation, liens, and other public records

Benefits Statement

Benefits: A variety of health and welfare and other benefit programs are available, including medical, dental, vision, Wellness Program, Personal Savings Plan (401K), Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, accident benefits, critical illness, hospital indemnity, life insurance, disability benefits, paid vacation & holidays, paid leave programs, tuition assistance programs, pet insurance and more.

Legal requirements

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35 (c)).

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EEO Statement

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