Associate Counsel in Amherst, NY at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

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    4224 Ridge Lea Road
    Amherst, NY
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Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal counsel, advice and support to KeyBank National Association’s Residential Mortgage line of business, with primary focus on its residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure activities. Amongst others, this person will work closely with various members of the bank’s Mortgage Loan Servicing, Foreclosure, and Compliance departments.

Major Functions:
  • Provide legal advice to residential lending business on residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure activities and objectives (e.g. mortgage payments, statements, hazard insurance, credit reporting, discharges, foreclosure activities, etc.).
  • Support and be the main point of contact for the legal needs of the residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure departments.
  • Work cooperatively with the Compliance department to advise the company on all aspects of laws and regulations applicable to residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure activities.
  • Draft and review forms, disclosures and agreements for use by residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure departments.
  • Review and respond to regulatory and customer complaints.
  • Partner with other legal staff and lending units on enterprise level operational issues and projects.
  • Ensure compliance monitoring and internal controls are in place, including processes for management of operational risk, in accordance with Company and regulatory standards.
  • Review vendor contracts and advise of any regulatory or legal concerns related to KeyBank’s Mortgage business.
  • Retain and manage outside counsel, as needed and appropriate, to address various KeyBank’s Mortgage issues and needs.
  • Conduct research on legal matters impacting KeyBank’s Mortgage business, including state and federal statutes and regulations.

Required Education and Experience
  • Legal research, Lexis
  • Proficiency with personal computers
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable federal and state banking regulations including TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA and UDAAP.
  • Proven ability to define legal issues and evaluate legal risks
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission to the New York or Ohio State Bar required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience combining corporate legal and private law settings including significant experience with matters pertaining to residential servicing, foreclosure or consumer finance law.
  • Experience working with all levels of business units, outside counsel, regulators, and compliance

    KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

    KeyBank has administrative services in place that help support the business. These include: Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Marketing. KeyBank’s Corporate Center supports strategic initiatives through multiple teams which provide distinctly different, yet interrelated, disciplines for the KeyBank Leadership team and its business groups. The Corporate Center protects and enhances Key’s brand through thoughtful and deliberate messaging and responsible banking. Our proactive approach and significant expertise engage both internal and external constituents – employees, clients, shareholders, investors, regulators, legislators, community advocates – by adding value, positively influencing their perceptions, and instilling a sense of confidence in Key.

    FLSA STATUS:Exempt

    KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

    JobID: 26800BR