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Sr. Manager, Senior Counsel - Financial Services Regulatory Attorney

Job ID R86282 Updated date 10/29/2019 Location McLean, Virginia
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Sr. Manager, Senior Counsel - Financial Services Regulatory Attorney

About the Role:


Capital One is seeking a financial services regulatory attorney to join its Legal Department. In this role, you would analyze prudential laws and regulations applicable to bank holding companies and national banks, advise the company regarding the impact of proposed and new regulations, interact with regulators, and work with business counsel and associates across multiple functional areas throughout the company. This candidate should demonstrate substantive expertise in federal financial regulation or a proven capacity to develop such expertise, have the ability to work in teams or independently, and have excellent communication skills. This position reports to the Senior Director, Associate General Counsel responsible for corporate regulatory matters.

We are looking for an attorney who is collaborative, inquisitive, enthusiastic about safety and soundness regulation, and exhibits grounded judgment in novel situations. You’ll need strong analytical and organizational skills, great judgment, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and complex legal issues. We want someone with an ownership mentality but who enjoys being part of a team and can interact with and influence across departments and job levels. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide expert advice on applicable safety and soundness laws, including the Bank Holding Company Act, the National Bank Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act governing the company’s businesses and operations, with emphasis on safety and soundness provisions applicable to banks and bank holding companies. 

  • Analyze and interpret proposed safety and soundness laws and regulations impacting business units and assist in devising compliance methods that meet business goals and objectives.

  • Engage and manage outside counsel.

  • Review and analyze new products and services for compliance with applicable safety and soundness laws, including permissibility.

  • Coordinate with colleagues in the Legal Department and Policy Affairs Group to analyze legislation and proposed regulations and to develop and advance advocacy strategies.

  • Engage with industry trade associations to ensure Capital One’s priorities are reflected in trade association efforts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree

  • Membership in good standing in at least one state bar

  • At least 5 years of federal financial services legal experience in a law firm, the government, or in-house environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 6 years of federal financial services legal experience in a law firm, the government, or in-house environment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to manage a large volume of work, including complex legal issues that may arise suddenly

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position. 

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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