Paralegal 1- Complex Subpoena and Garnishment Team

Wells Fargo
April 3, 2021
San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message.  In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as 'Personal Cell' or 'Cellular' in the contact information of your application. 

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Legal - Our vision is to advance the company's strategy, support its transformation, and effectively manage risk through a team known for collaboration, sound judgment, and proactive advice.

We support our vision with four strategic pillars: Integrated Business Advice, Risk Management, Talent & Leadership Development, and Operational Excellence.

The Wells Fargo Law Department has an opening for a Paralegal 1 within its Litigation Section. This individual will be a member of the Complex Subpoena and Garnishment Team in Charlotte, NC.  The team provides legal support to Wells Fargo's Legal Support Group (LS), an operations unit that manages legal orders served on the bank. (i.e., liens, levies, garnishments, summons and subpoenas).  The team is responsible for handling a high volume of escalated matters from LS that require Legal Department support.  These are complex, complicated, non-routine matters that need oversight from a paralegal or attorney.  These matters include but are not limited to, criminal subpoenas, grand jury subpoenas, administrative subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and subpoenas served by state regulators/AGs.  The team also handles third-party requests for data preservation and other third-party orders requiring Wells Fargo to produce documents or witness testimony.  The position requires frequent telephone, email and written communication with the Bank's outside counsel, opposing counsel, bank customers and bank employees.

The successful candidate:

• Will manage a caseload that may average 40 plus matters per month, and be expected to demonstrate detailed research and/or factual investigation skills in response to requests which may involve substantial legal or factual complexity.
• Will monitor the matter inbox and perform initial review of all escalated legal orders to ensure appropriate/timely routing and handling. 
• Will open and assign matters to Paralegal and/or Attorneys.
• Researches and resolves routine legal inquiries.  
• Will handle matter types including but not limited to fraud/forgery, named witness appearances and review of correspondence/call recordings via eDiscovery. 
• Will occasionally handle certain administrative duties, such as reporting, processing document productions, and invoicing.
• Will be expected to have prior experience using legal platforms, financial research tools and applications (Hogan, Westlaw, Pacer, etc.) to research and resolve issues.
• Will be able to identify specific as well as broad, underlying issues involving the production of bank records.
• Will have demonstrated an ability to work well with attorneys and business clients who may have different styles.


Required Qualifications

  • 1+ year of legal experience demonstrated through work or military experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work effectively under direct supervision and follow specific guidelines
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working as a litigation paralegal
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry, especially in banking
  • Experience handling Third Party Subpoenas and various legal orders requesting bank records
  • Experience processing Federal and State Civil and Criminal orders
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients and external contacts

Job Expectations

  • Paralegal certification may be required in some states

Street Address

CA-SF-Financial District: 333 Market St - San Francisco, CA


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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