Legal Counsel - Regulatory

  • The Federal Reserve Bank
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Sep 09, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

As a part of the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City supports a stable financial system. We work across diverse communities throughout our region and nation to foster understanding in our economy, the payments system, and financial institutions for people from all walks of life.

Together, we serve the public and each other in an innovative environment that values the highest ethical standards. Here you'll find support to develop, united in a clear and common purpose with a diverse team.

In this role, you will serve as legal counsel to the Bank, the Boards of Directors of the head office and three branches, and to all officers and departments on legal matters affecting the Bank. You will conduct complex, independent research and analysis, including interpreting case law, statutes, and regulations to provide guidance to others in conducting Bank operations, determining compliance with applicable law, handling outside litigation, and reviewing and drafting contracts and other legal documents.

Key Activities:

  • Conducts legal research and analysis on litigation and administrative law proceedings involving the Bank and if necessary handles litigation and administrative law proceedings.

  • Advises Supervision and Risk Management staff and management on issues concerning compliance with banking laws and regulations by financial institutions.

  • Conducts independent research and analysis, including interpreting case law, statutes, and regulations to determine compliance with applicable law.

  • Drafts or reviews legal documents affecting Bank operations.

  • Reviews requests for proposals and contracts under which the Bank acquires goods and services.

  • Advises on tax issues affecting the Bank. 

  • Serves as appropriate on System subcommittees.

  • Conducts training on legal issues.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school required.

  • Licensed to practice law in a state, and commit to become licensed in Missouri as soon as practical.

  • General legal training and a broad knowledge of legal principles in a number of areas, typically gained through three or more years of relevant experience. 

  • Litigation experience preferred, but not required.

  • Strong writing skills as demonstrated by law review membership or equivalent.

  • Ability to work independently with direction.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Our Total Rewards program offers benefits that go beyond the basics featuring:

  • Market-leading Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k/Thrift Plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance

  • Vacation & Personal Time

  • Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Onsite Fitness Center

  • Onsite Cafeteria

  • Onsite Garage Parking at No Cost

  • Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More…

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The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.