Assistant General Counsel - Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 15, 2023
Dec 16, 2023

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Job Description:

In the Regions' Legal Department, an Assistant General Counsel will have the opportunity to provide legal advice and guidance to clients and colleagues on a wide variety of legal issues. The Legal Department is focused on attracting, retaining, and developing great people in an inclusive environment where each person is valued for the distinct skills and attributes they bring to the team.  The Legal Department is currently pursuing the Mansfield certification.  Please see additional information regarding this position listed below skills/competencies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partners with business units and senior leaders to provide practical legal advice on issues related to complex business and banking matters
  • Provides strategic, pragmatic, and trusted legal advice to business units.
  • Advises management as to the interpretation of laws and regulations and on new and recent changes in laws and regulations that affect the Bank
  • Monitors and remains up to date on emerging legislative developments that may affect the Bank
  • Participates in line of business-initiated projects such as drafting policies and procedures on new regulations and amendments or new interpretations of existing regulations
  • Provides seasoned assessment of legal risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the Bank's reputation as well as our clients and assets
  • May work with outside counsel on legal issues impacting the Bank
  • May lead and manage other Assistant General Counsel, specialists and/or paralegal staff
  • May provide assistance with training bankers, associates, operational staff and customer support staff on legal issues
  • Provides advanced legal counsel on a wide range of legal issues and works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Proactively develops relationships based on trust across the organization; grows internal and external networks

This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.


  • Law Degree
  • Licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • Eight (8) years of legal experience at a regulatory agency, in the financial services industry, or at a law firm with strong knowledge of bank regulations or other relevant practical legal experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to build strong partnerships with business colleagues in order to drive results
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload and reach prompt, pragmatic decisions
  • Ability to tactfully navigate complex discussions 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders to include senior management
  • Advanced analytical, research, decision-making and problem-solving skills combined with effective time management and project management/planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and analyze facts and present complex issues in a clear and concise manner and provide succinct results-oriented legal advice
  • Demonstrated ability to comfortably operate in a constantly changing environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage, formally or informally, other Assistant General Counsel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possesses unique legal expertise in one or more specialized areas of the law
  • Strong organizational skills

  • Provide legal advice and guidance to Human Resources, Legal, management, and governance colleagues on executive compensation and ERISA/employee benefit matters, including the design, implementation, and administration of executive compensation arrangements, equity plans, excess benefit plans, and other tax-deferred arrangements, ERISA benefit plans, including tax-qualified retirement plans, severance plans, and welfare plans.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (proxy, annual, quarterly reports) and stock exchange disclosure and compliance mandates related to compensation and benefit arrangements.
  • Provide legal advice on fiduciary, tax, securities, and compliance matters related to executive compensation and benefits (including ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, Affordable Care Act, Internal Revenue Code, and other applicable laws).
  • Provide legal advice regarding benefits, compensation, and employment matters in M&A transactions.

This position may be filled at a higher level depending on the candidate's qualifications and relevant experience.

Position Type

Full time

Benefits Information

Regions offers a benefits package that is flexible, comprehensive and recognizes that "one size does not fit all" for benefits-eligible associates. Listed below is a synopsis of the benefits offered by Regions for informational purposes, which is not intended to be a complete summary of plan terms and conditions.

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Associate Volunteer Program

Please note, benefits and plans may be changed, amended, or terminated with respect to all or any class of associate at any time. To learn more about Regions' benefits, please click or copy the link below to your browser.

Location Details

Regions Center


Birmingham, Alabama

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