Tompkins Financial Corporation. (NYSE American: TMP) is seeking an experienced corporate/regulatory attorney to join our legal team. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in general corporate law, ideally including exposure to securities filings and/or financial services regulation. As a senior member of Tompkins’ legal team, this role reports directly to Tompkins’ General Counsel.
Flexible Location: Tompkins’ General Counsel is based at our Company Headquarters in Ithaca, New York, and our Corporate Counsel is based in our Rochester, New York office. Tompkins also maintains an administrative office in Syracuse, New York. This position can be based out of any of these offices, and will have a flexible, hybrid schedule.
In collaboration with external counsel and internal members of the Tompkins legal team, provide general legal guidance to the organization.
Manage certain external counsel engagements, when outside expertise is required for a particular matter.
Participate in special projects in support of Tompkins’ strategic objectives, and provide backup legal support other legal team members, as needed.
Assist in the implementation of strategies to achieve goals assigned to the department as established in the Company’s Strategic Plan
Partner with Compliance professionals to assist in the design and implementation of Compliance Management Program, including Compliance Risk Assessments and an underlying legal inventory of applicable laws and regulations.
All other duties as assigned.
J.D. required, qualified to practice law in a United States jurisdiction.
4 – 7 years of experience practicing either in-house or at a regional/national law firm, with a focus on corporate/transactional work or bank regulatory work.
General familiarity with banking products and services, and commitment to developing skills necessary to provide legal guidance on the design and modification of our financial products, proactively identify associated risks and recommend mitigation strategies, develop strategies to ensure and document legal compliance and proper disclosures, and help improve “second line” review processes.
Confident, experienced attorney with sound judgment who can work independently with minimal oversight to provide practical legal advice, solve problems, exercise good business judgment, and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Willingness to take ownership of projects and tasks and see them through to completion, including other duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Tompkins Community Bank and Tompkins Insurance Agencies are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
ompkins Financial Corporation
Partnerships rooted in 185 years of trust.
Tompkins Financial is a $7.8 billion in assets financial services holding company trading on NYSE MKT LLC under the "TMP" symbol. Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins traces its roots to the founding of Tompkins Trust Company in 1836.
For over 185 years, Tompkins has been a partner to our customers in one of the most important ways imaginable: In helping them achieve their financial goals.
In banking, we provide clients with high-quality financial products and exceptional service. We help our communities by reinvesting deposits as loans to local families and businesses, and by supporting local organizations. We are the parent company to four community banks: Tompkins Trust Company(Opens in a new Window), Tompkins Bank of Castile(Opens in a new Window), Tompkins Mahopac Bank(Opens in a new Window) and Tompkins VIST Bank(Opens in a new Window). Altogether, we operate 65 banking offices serving New York and Pennsylvania.
In insurance, we help individuals and businesses get the coverage they need with cost savings and exceptional local service through Tompkins Insurance Agencies(Opens in a new Wi...ndow).
And in wealth management, we collaborate with clients as a trusted advisor, providing a wealth of resources to help them build, protect, and preserve wealth through Tompkins Financial Advisors(Opens in a new Window).
Each Tompkins Financial affiliate operates under the direction of its own local decision makers. This allows us to concentrate on the unique needs of the communities and customers we serve.
We are committed to creating long-term value for our clients, communities and shareholders, emphasizing responsible growth and strong ROE. Tompkins is pleased to have been recognized as among the nation's strongest and best-performing financial companies by independent analysts including The Staton Institute, Sandler O'Neill & Partners, and KBW (Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods).