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Wells Fargo Legal EEO Counsel in DES MOINES, Iowa

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Legal EEO Counsel join the Employment Division of the Wells Fargo Legal Department. For additional information on this line of business, refer to the external Careers Site at

In this role, you will:

  • Analyze and respond to legal claims pending with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and related state agencies by current and former employees

  • Submit the company's response to employment discrimination claims filed before an agency or legal letters submitted by the employee's attorney

  • Attend mediations, settlement conferences and agency investigations, including drafting settlement documents

  • Participate in less complex initiatives and identify opportunity for process improvements

  • Represent the Company in highly complex claims, negotiations, settlement discussions, and claims-related legal issues

  • Provide guidance to internal clients on legal matters

  • Review and analyze basic assignments or challenges that require research, evaluation, and selection of alternatives, and exercise independent judgment to guide medium risk deliverables

  • Manage highly complex claims

  • Participate in initiatives of varying scope and complexity

  • Support the work of more experienced counsel along with professional staff on complex matters or may consult with more experienced counsel and outside counsel on complex matters

  • Present recommendations for complex situations and exercise independent judgment while developing expertise in policies, procedures, and compliance requirements

  • Provide leadership and direction for certain complex functions worldwide

  • Advise on the impact of policy, legal, and regulatory changes

  • Provide guidance to less experienced counsel, Legal EEO Consultants, or paralegals

  • Develop the strategic direction for certain claims functions and management of related policies, procedures, and controls to mitigate risk

  • Collaborate with functional colleagues, internal partners, and stakeholders

  • Partner with business leaders and management of other corporate departments to develop and implement risk management programs

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of Law experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • Active State Bar membership or the equivalent in a country outside the United States

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience investigating merits of administratively filed employment claims and evaluating legal risk of those claims

  • Experience writing persuasive legal responses to the EEOC and related state agencies, including responding to letters submitted by the employee's attorney

  • Experience conducting research, analyzing and responding to discrimination cases

  • Knowledge of employment law and anti-discrimination law

  • Experience participating in agency onsite investigations, legal negotiations, mediations, and settlement conferences

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work while handling multiple matters

  • Effective in building partnerships, functioning well with project teams, and working for the success of the team

Job Expectations:

  • Position will require onsite presence from any of the required locations listed below

  • This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Posting End Date:

16 Jun 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Applicants with Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo .

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace. Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.


Req Number: R-366304-3

Updated: Tue May 14 00:00:00 UTC 2024

Location: DES MOINES,Iowa