• Corporate Paralegal

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco

    At First Republic, we care about our people. We offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. Founded in 1985, 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 at First Republic 


    Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

    The Audit, Compliance and Legal & Risk group supports First Republic’s business objectives by systematically improving the effectiveness of its risk management, control and governance processes. We own and administer these processes while educating our colleagues to best support them. Our mission is to promote a culture of compliance and to be the best partner we can to our business stakeholders.


    Common goals, uncommon potential

    As a Corporate Paralegal, you will have the opportunity to provide a broad and complex array of legal assistance to the attorneys of First Republic Bank. You will play a vital role in supporting our attorneys in all legal aspects from corporate governance, transactional and regulatory matters to litigation and discovery to maintenance of Bank forms documents and file systems. You will manage several projects simultaneously, consistently meeting deadline, while working effectively and professionally with colleagues at all levels of the Bank. The Paralegal is enthusiastic about learning new subject areas and will take on new tasks with confidence.


    What you’ll do as the Corporate Paralegal:

    • Prepare legal memos, documents and correspondence.
    • Entity and subsidiary management.
    • Prepare board related materials including resolutions and minutes and presentations.
    • Prepare regulatory filings including Section 16 reports.
    • Assist in managing and updating the Bank’s resolution plan.
    • Assist in lending transactions including negotiation of related agreements.
    • Assist in negotiation of confidentiality and other commercial agreements.
    • Conduct legal and factual research.
    • Assist with general litigation preparation and discovery including:
    • Prepare responses to discovery requests and subpoenas.
    • Review documents for responsiveness and discoverability.
    • Identify and collection of custodians, documents and data.
    • Manage of litigation holds and document and data preservation.
    • Maintain litigation files and status tracker. 
    • Manage Bank template agreement database and file system.
    • 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.); similarly, adhering to Bank policies and procedures.


    You could be a great fit if you have:

    • Paralegal certificate.
    • 5–7+ years of paralegal experience with a large law firm in the corporate or banking group and/or in-house at a regulated financial institution.
    • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to build consensus and contribute in a team environment.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment, common sense and initiative and to anticipate and spot potential issues.
    • Ability to engage in strategic thinking, innovative problem solving, and finding client-focused solutions.
    • Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task and manage a heavy workload and priorities effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks, from the administrative to the complex, and take direction with equanimity.
    • A high level of discretion and confidentiality and a professional demeanor.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience relating to subpoenas or other legal process.
    • General knowledge and experience in legal research and writing.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, bank products and services, regulatory laws, rules, regulations and guidance.

    Job Demands

    • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.


    Are you a good fit?

    Are you willing to take initiative and make decisions?  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.   


    Apply now

    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. Come join us!  


    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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