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U.S. Bank Senior Corporate Counsel – Environmental Finance in New York, New York

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

Successful candidates for positions in the U.S. Bank Law Division consistently provide excellent advice and guidance to clients and colleagues on a variety of legal matters. They build trusting relationships that allow the business to make well-informed decisions. Successful candidates for positions in the Law Division also work to attract, retain, and develop great people in an inclusive environment where each person is valued for the distinct skills and attributes they bring to the group. They contribute to the excellence of the Law Division through meaningful collaboration, participation in the community, and investment in the development of the department.

The U.S. Bank Law Division is seeking an early- to mid-career attorney with renewable energy experience or an interest in renewable energy. The attorney will work with the Assistant General Counsel - Environmental Finance and support the Environmental Finance business team, which provides project financing, tax equity investments and tax equity syndications for renewable energy projects. The Environmental Finance team is a business line within U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance and the successful candidate will also engage in meaningful collaboration with the broader Law Division including the team that supports U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance.

Location Details

The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

Basic Qualifications

  • Licensed by and in good standing with the appropriate state bar association or other appropriate state attorney licensing authority

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Five years of experience, at least some of which is in renewable energy project finance or tax equity finance experience at a law firm or in-house legal group

  • Experience documenting project finance or tax equity investment transactions for renewable energy projects in the U.S.

  • Experience interpreting and explaining complex contractual provisions to non-lawyers

  • Experience managing project finance or tax equity fundings

  • Experience working on syndicated finance transactions

  • Experience negotiating engagement agreements for transaction advisory services

  • Experience or interest in providing monitoring-period legal advice

  • Experience or interest in maintaining ancillary form agreements and internal processes and procedures

  • Interest in and ability to learn and maintain compliance with bank regulatory requirements applicable to renewable energy transactions

  • With supervision and support, ability to respond to litigation matters of limited complexity that affect the environmental finance business line

  • Ability or potential to implement equitable practices into daily work

Commitment to continuous improvement in systems and processes

  • Demonstrated experience with, or potential to gain current knowledge of, state and federal tax credit laws and regulations and commercial lending laws

  • Commitment to legal ethics and ethical business practices

  • Willingness to respond to written and oral interview questions

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Ability to lead tasks with minimal oversight after receiving training

  • Desire to learn and to solve complex and novel problems

  • Capable of distinguishing between important and unimportant details with training

  • Solutions oriented

We are proud that U.S. Bank has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute and has been named the #1 Most Admired Superregional Bank by Fortune magazine.

Successful candidates for a position in the U.S. Bank Law Division support U.S. Bank’s core values, which guide what we do every day:

  • We do the right thing.

  • We power potential.

  • We stay a step ahead.

  • We draw strength from diversity.

  • We put people first.

In the U.S. Bank Law Division, we honor those values through our mission: “we guide our clients to remarkable results with expert legal counsel and ethical leadership.” Our commitment is evident in the work we do, not only for the Bank, but for our communities. The Law Division has received several awards for its pro bono contributions, including the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council’s “Excellence in Pro Bono Award,” and we encourage our legal professionals to contribute time and expertise to pro bono work as part of their role. In addition, the Law Division has been recognized for its leadership and engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants (https://careers.usbank.com/global/en/disability-accommodations-for-applicants) .

Benefits:

Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf) EEO poster.

E-Verify

U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program (https://careers.usbank.com/verification-of-eligibility-for-employment) .

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $144,160.00 - $169,600.00 - $186,560.00

Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.

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