Sr. Legal Counsel, Governance and Regulatory

Legal Dallas, Texas


Job Function: Legal

Provides legal counsel and guidance to the company's and its various entities' management and boards of directors on strategies and solutions to potential, anticipated and/or identified legal, regulatory and/or compliance matters and issues of concern. Advises management and various partners to help ensure operations comply with laws and other regulatory provisions and contractual obligations. Represents or oversees the company in transactions, legal proceedings, disputes, initiatives and various other matters. Drafts, reviews, negotiates, advises regarding and/or approves policies, procedures, contracts and related documents for business operations, regulatory compliance, procurement of goods and services, confidentiality of proprietary information, employment, leases of space and equipment and software licenses, and generally to support business operations and promote the company's objectives and interests

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Legal Counsel is responsible for representing the organization on legal matters as assigned. S/he prepares
minutes of Board and Management Committee meetings, disclosures, legal memorandum on various legal topics, supporting legal documents, including contracts, and filings and provides counsel to managers on legal matters.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend management committee meetings

  • Prepare meeting minutes, resolutions and other Board/committee documents to properly and accurately document the actions of the Board/committee

  • Work closely with the executive management team to ensure the proper functioning of management committees

  • Prepare and disseminate agendas and meeting presentations for Board and management committee meetings

  • Conduct analysis to determine if corporate or regulatory filings are required

  • Research and prepare filings to maintain the Company’s organization structure, including filings required to transaction business in various jurisdiction

  • Periodically review committee charters and organization documents and recommend revisions or enhancements

  • Manage actual and potential litigation and enforcement matters, including internal reviews and investigations related to such matters

  • Advising on products and services including contract negotiations and documentation

  • Interpreting existing laws, rules and regulation, and advising on changes thereto

Other Functions:

  • Acts as a subject matter expert (SME) while providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to other team members.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education -

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • or equivalent work experience

  • Other: Law / J.D. degree, and active license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.

Experience -

  • 5-9 years’ Experience practicing law in financial services, bank, or law firm.

Skills & Abilities -

  • Strong understanding of state and local laws.

  • Solid understanding of legal documents, contracts and agreements, and drafting experience.

  • Ability to be highly responsive and organized.

  • Ability to provide practical and pragmatic advice.

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize and manage workload, simultaneous tasks, and meet deadlines with a changing fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent legal and analytical skills and a business-oriented approach to problem solving.

  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and client relations skills.

Employees desiring consideration should complete an online application, utilizing the appropriate process as subscribed by the posting entity. Employees should provide all pertinent information to support their candidacy.

To be considered eligible for internal posting, Santander employees must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Completion of at least one year of active service in Santander
  • Completion of at least twelve months in current position
  • Be in “Good Standing”   

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At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We encourage everyone to apply.