Currently, the Legal department is looking for a versatile attorney with in-depth knowledge of contracts, intellectual property law, and commercial transactions. The attorney will provide legal support and advice to Bank management and officials on several legal issues. You will have knowledge and legal practice experience for performing a variety of difficult and complex legal work, while frequently operating with substantial discretion and minimal discretion or guidance. The attorney position requires admission to the State Bar of Texas, and will report to the Bank’s Deputy General Counsel. This position is based in Dallas, TX and offers flexible work arrangements.
Prepare and negotiate complex Bank agreements involving all legal aspects, including licenses, insurance (including workers compensation), construction, software and hardware agreements, various vendor agreements and related documents
Analyze legal, policy and administrative issues relating to information technology, protecting intellectual property, nondisclosure agreements, software and hardware agreement, development agreement and business strategy planning
Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the Bank; works independently, with little or no guidance, performing complex legal work on issues that may often does have a significant impact on the Bank; studies constitution, statutes, decisions and ordinances of judicial bodies; works on complex problems and provides creative solutions; independently pursues action to achieve desired results
Participate in formulating and administering Legal Department procedures and guidance, including assisting in developing departmental priorities and initiatives.
Assist with the development and recommendation of operating policies and procedural improvements for the various departments and functions within the Bank
Participate on teams or projects, interpret internal or external business issues and recommend best practices
Represent the Bank and its officials in various legal and administrative proceedings’ appear before various organizations and groups as a legal representative and spokesperson for the Bank concerning legal matters
Minimum 4 years of increasing responsibility and experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, and the ability to operate with minimal direction
Technology-related degree or certifications, and/or equivalent combination of technology experience preferred
Membership in the Texas Bar and are eligible to practice law in Texas; must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school
Prior financial, transactional, or regulatory experience
Excellent research and writing skills
Understanding of banking law and the Federal Reserve System
Demonstrated ability to think and decide quickly, and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely
Outstanding organizational and client management skills; capable of inspiring confidence and trust with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to regularly solve complex problems and take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
Equivalent education and/or experience that may be substituted for any of the above requirements
Why the Dallas Fed?
We are dedicated to serving the public by promoting a strong financial system and a healthy economy for all. These efforts take a team of dedicated individuals doing many different jobs. Together we’re creating a workplace where talented people can thrive, and we welcome your unique background and perspective to help present the best possible solutions for our partners.
Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:
Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
401K match, and a fully funded pension plan
Paid vacation, holidays, and volunteer hours; flexible work environment
Generously subsidized public transportation and free parking
Annual tuition reimbursement
Professional development programs, training and conferences
This position may be filled at various levels based on candidate's qualifications as determined by the department.
Assessment(s) related to the position may be administered during the interview process.
Employment is contingent upon the selected candidate passing a financial credit check.
In addition, all candidates must undergo an enhanced background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online through KNECT.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that believes in the diversity of our people, ideas and experiences, and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that represents the communities we serve.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please notify your Talent Acquisition Consultant.
Building a strong economy together™The Dallas Fed promotes a strong financial system and healthy economy in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. Through our offices in Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio, we work for and with the people of our district to build an economy that works for everyone.Our responsibilities are wide-ranging. We conduct economic research and gather perspectives from our region to bring to national conversations about monetary policy. We work with government, the financial industry and the community to ensure our banking system is safe, accessible and secure. We help maintain a reliable supply of cash and support digital payments. And we work with community partners to ensure that all people in our district have opportunities to build a bright economic future.Our success depends on actively connecting with the people and communities we serve. We’re building a strong economy together.