The Illinois Bankers Association is seeking a staff attorney licensed in Illinois for our three-attorney Chicago office. Knowledge of federal and state banking laws is preferred but not essential, as the successful candidate will be immersed in ongoing and intensive training. Exceptional verbal, written, and legal research skills, combined with highly developed abstract thinking capabilities, a strong work ethic, high standards for work product quality, and the ability to work well with others in a complex environment are essential for this position. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate who values intellectual curiosity, challenging work, and professional growth in the practice of law. The start date for this position is June 1, 2020.
The responsibilities for this position include the following:
Assist in responding to Association member inquiries on state and federal banking laws and regulations.
Assist in maintaining the Association’s members-only website dedicated to compliance and risk management officers at member banks (www.GoToIBA.com), including drafting and adding substantive content to the website on a daily basis.
Assist in supporting the Association’s law department, including the preparation of weekly emails to compliance division members, monthly compliance advisory committee teleconference calls, regional compliance conferences and events, statewide webinars on new laws and regulations, an annual compliance conference, and an annual bank counsel conference.
Assist in analyzing and commenting on federal and state regulatory and legislative proposals and developments relating to the banking industry, including the drafting of comment letters, issue papers, and articles.
A modest amount of travel is periodically required.
About Illinois Bankers Association
The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to advancing a positive business climate for the entire banking industry and the communities we serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the IBA represents nearly 90% of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than 105,000 men and women in over 5,000 offices across the state.
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