Paralegal, Bank Operations

Job Locations
US-CA-San Francisco


At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here. 


Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day


We are seeking talented candidates for a positon in the Legal Department as a Bank Operations Paralegal providing legal support to the Deposits and Lending businesses. As the team is fast-moving and services all levels of the Bank, the ideal candidate will be highly organized and can navigate the organizational infrastructure to independently solve and resolve problems. Work is generally of a critical or confidential nature and requires a broad working knowledge of departmental and company practices and policies, as well as the ability to use critical thinking and solid judgement to make quick decisions.


What you’ll do as a Bank Operations Paralegal:


Under general supervision and acting on own initiative and direction, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal support to the Bank’s attorneys, branches, and branch support operational groups on Consumer and Small Business Deposits issues, including:
    • New account documentation
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Decedent accounts
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Guardianships and Conservatorships
    • Custodians
    • Legal process (e.g., writs, levies, garnishments)
    • Financial Elder Abuse
    • Retirement accounts
    • Court orders
    • Nondisclosure Agreements
    • Reviewing entity documents (e.g., corporate resolutions, bylaws, partnership agreements, etc.)
    • Reviewing/updating policies and procedures
    • Researching statutes and regulations affecting consumer and small business deposit accounts
    • Responding to client correspondence
  • Leading and managing projects, as assigned by attorneys. 

Responsibilities include the following: 1) adhering to and complying with all applicable, federal and state laws, regulations and guidance, including those related to Anti-Money Laundering (i.e. Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, etc.), 2)adhering to Bank policies and procedures, 3) completing required training, 4) identifying and reporting potential suspicious activity to the BSA/AML Officer, and 5) knowing and verifying the identity of any customer(s) that enters into a relationship with the Bank.


You could be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Paralegal Certificate.
  • 3+ years of paralegal experience or relevant experience in a legal environment preferred.
  • Specific experience in banking (e.g., bank branches, deposit accounts, consumer lending) is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, innovatively, and creatively while exercising sound judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively under tight deadlines and maintain communication with attorneys regarding project status.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with peers, clients, attorneys and other business and compliance professionals.
  • Self-motivated and dependable.
  • A relationship builder.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent legal research skills and experience in Lexis and/or Westlaw.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Work is generally of a critical or confidential nature; discretion with confidential information is necessary.
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory process preferred.

Own your work and your career — apply now

Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.


We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.


First Republic is subject to federal laws that restrict the employment of individuals with certain types of criminal histories, including FDIA Section 19 and FINRA. To the extent not inconsistent with our obligations under those federal laws and regulations, First Republic will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles and San Francisco ban-the-box laws.


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