Senior Corporate Counsel - Political Law Attorney

at U.S. Bank in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

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

U.S. Bank is seeking an experienced Attorney to join its Political Law Team. Areas of responsibility include legal support for Pay-to-Play, Lobbying, Gifts and Entertainment (G&E) to Government Officials, Conflicts of Interests, and Corporate Political Activity. The successful candidate will have a background in these practice areas or adjacent practice areas.


- Provide advice in the areas of Pay-to-Play, Lobbying, Gifts and Entertainment to Government Officials, Conflicts of Interests, G&E, and Corporate Political Activity

- Provide advice and counsel to business lines, government relations and compliance on a variety of government interactions and political law-related issues.

- Provide timely and exceptional support to senior leader requests for review of political activity.

- Provide legal support for company-wide political activity and G&E pre-clearance program.

- Review PAC disbursements and annual PAC solicitations for compliance with applicable policy and law

- Provide general legal advice regarding corporate political activities

- Quickly identify and escalate legal and reputational risks associated to government interactions

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 or more years of legal experience with a focus on federal, state, and local Pay-to-Play laws, lobbying registration and reporting laws, gift/bribery laws, conflict of interest or related areas

- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple time-sensitive research requests simultaneously and work with minimal supervision

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

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 ( .

Learn how the way we work at U.S. Bank ( drives meaningful relationships with our customers and collaboration across the company.


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 (\EEOC\KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf) EEO poster.


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 ( .

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, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $125,715.00 – $147,900.00 – $162,690.00

U.S. Bank will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Job Posting: JC248400818

Posted On: Sep 23, 2023

Updated On: Oct 08, 2023

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