The Staff Attorney provides primary legal support on certain Bank governance matters (including director elections), non-complex vendor contracts and other Bank contracts, and provides necessary legal research and compliance support to the overall department. Under the supervision of senior attorneys, the person in this role may work on other legal matters, contracts and transactions for the Bank. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for meeting performance requirements, deadlines and standards for individual assignments established by the applicable department attorney(s).
Primary Success Factors
The Staff Attorney will demonstrate proficiency with the following:
Reviewing, analyzing and negotiating leases, contracts and other vendor agreements; providing dedicated support to the Bank’s contracting function, including the Vendor Management Office, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Director, and Compliance and Enterprise Risk.
Monitoring the Federal Register and other compliance sources to identify any regulatory actions that may affect the Bank; under supervision and oversight from department attorneys, leading the internal process for the Bank to track and comment on all relevant proposed and final rules and policies.
Supporting the risk management process for the department as directed.
Researching and performing legal analysis and writing legal memoranda on issues affecting the Bank in its banking and corporate capacities, as assigned by department attorneys; serving as primary legal research support for department attorneys.
Staying current with the law, including statutes and regulations affecting the Bank.
Providing legal support to the Bank’s Corporate Governance function; reviewing and analyzing corporate governance resources (e.g., National Association of Corporate Directors and similar publications) regarding topics such as best practices and trends in corporate governance, director position descriptions, skills assessments, committee organization, meeting effectiveness and director education.
Managing the production of corporate governance records (when applicable) for compliance with legal requirements, including any litigation, regulatory examination, audit requirements and other due diligence activities.
Providing primary legal support to the Bank’s annual director election process, ensuring compliance with Federal Housing Finance Agency regulations.
Contributing to the preparation and review of annual Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure documents to ensure legal compliance with Director Independence, Audit Committee financial expert, director-related party transactions and Code of Conduct issues.
Providing legal support to the Bank’s Ethics Officer and the Bank’s Human Resources department regarding employee immigration matters.
Providing response and counsel on non-complex legal issues and questions from Bank staff under the direction of senior attorneys.
Juris Doctor degree from accredited university
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association
One to three years of prior legal experience preferred, either in-house or at a firm
Contract-drafting experience preferred
Understanding of or experience working in banking, mortgage banking or financial services preferred
About Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
FHLBank Pittsburgh provides reliable funding and liquidity to its member financial institutions, which include commercial and savings banks, community development financial institutions, credit unions and insurance companies in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FHLBank products and resources help support community lending, housing and economic development. As one of 11 Federal Home Loan Banks established by Congress, FHLBank has been an integral and reliable part of the financial system since 1932.