Legal, Corporation Law, Vice President, Dallas and Delaware

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas | US-DE-Wilmington
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Business Unit
Firmwide Legal
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The attorney will be working on the Corporation Law team within the Legal Department at Goldman Sachs, focusing on governance of Goldman Sachs Bank USA (GS Bank) as well as internal corporate governance matters. 


GS Bank is a New York State-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). GS Bank’s deposits are insured by the FDIC up to the maximum amount provided by law. GS Bank is the primary lending entity for the firm, serving corporate and private bank clients, as well as U.S. consumers through GS Bank’s digital platform, Marcus by Goldman Sachs (Marcus), and by issuing credit cards. GS Bank is also the firm’s primary deposit-taking entity. GS Bank provides transaction banking services to institutions, corporations and its affiliates. In addition, GS Bank enters into interest rate, currency, credit and other derivatives, and transacts in certain related cash products, for the purpose of market making and risk management.


Specifically, the attorney will be involved in:


GS Bank


  • Supporting the corporate governance of GS Bank, including its Board of Directors and the Audit, Risk and Compensation Committees thereof (e.g., assisting with development of agendas, preparation of materials for meetings, drafting of minutes, etc.)
  • Taking a role in developing and executing processes for new GS Bank director and/or executive officer onboarding and retirements
  • Preparing annual GS Bank director questionnaires, and managing processes relating to annual GS Bank director independence determinations
  • Assisting with various regulatory and other requests for data and information relating to GS Bank’s Board of Directors, Executive Officers, and Board-level committee matters
  • Fielding internal and external inquiries regarding GS Bank’s corporate information
  • Overseeing legal signing authority across GS Bank business lines and support functions
  • Performing legal research in support of GS Bank’s corporate governance
  • Staying abreast of bank subsidiary governance trends and regulatory developments
  • Reviewing and updating as necessary GS Bank’s governance documents, policies and guidelines
  • Performing various other governance related tasks, if needed


Internal Corporate Governance


  • Assisting with the governance of the firm’s internal committees, including certain transactional approval committees and risk oversight committees
  • Performing oversight of documentation and consistency of analysis regarding, among other things, reputational risk matters
  • Interfacing with members of the firm’s Legal, Compliance, Conflicts Resolution and Executive Office departments on various committee-related matters



In addition to having first-class legal skills, the ideal candidate would have 2-5 years of law firm and/or in-house experience working on banking (regulatory or transactional), general corporate and/or corporate governance matters.  Strong project management is essential, as the candidate needs to be able to work well in a high-pressure environment and juggle ever-changing priorities.  A positive, proactive, can-do attitude and approach, as well as excellent judgment, are also key attributes.  Impeccable work product and attention to detail are mandatory, given that in many cases the materials being prepared are sent directly to GS Bank’s Board and senior management.  It is expected that, over time, the attorney will be liaising directly with GS Bank senior management.  A professional demeanor and comfort working with senior executives is desired.



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