Charles Schwab Legal Counsel, Digital Services in Austin, Texas


Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Cameron Ellsworth


We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced attorney to join our new Digital Services Legal Team as Legal Counsel, Director. This in-house counsel position will report to the Chief Counsel for Digital Services. The Digital Services Legal Team serves as enterprise counsel for Schwab Digital Services. Digital Services is a recently formed enterprise leading innovation and accelerating Schwab’s digital transformation. It is already an industry leader in the robo advice space, with $30 billion in invested client assets. The Digital Services Legal Team is within the Institutional & Retail Legal Group of Corporate Legal Services. Corporate Legal Services provides legal advice to all aspects of Schwab's business, and the Institutional & Retail Legal Group supports all of Schwab’s client-facing businesses, including Investor Services, Advisor Services, Digital Services, and Retirement Plan Services. This is a unique opportunity to be on the forefront of providing legal advice to a dynamic and leading digital financial services business.

Schwab Digital Services

Digital Services was formed to accelerate the digital transformation of Schwab’s client-facing businesses and the operations that support them in order to lead digital disruption on behalf of investors and advisors. The organization aligns Schwab’s technology, operations, project management, data, voice and digital functions from across our two largest business lines – Investor Services and Advisor Services, to significantly advance Schwab’s digital and data capabilities to drive growth, client loyalty and operating leverage.

What you’ll do:

The primary duty of the Legal Counsel, Director will be to serve as a day-to-day counselor and provider of legal services to Digital Services. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Analyze proposed Digital Services products, services and processes and (a) advise business people and prepare briefing materials on legal, regulatory and risk issues and (b) provide needed legal services such as drafting and negotiating contracts, drafting disclosures, and reviewing and commenting on proposed new user experiences.

Collaborate with and coordinate the advice and services of subject matter expert colleagues in Corporate Legal Services as needed on applicable Digital Services matters.

The Legal Counsel, Director will also be expected to assume other assigned tasks and projects in addition to his or her regular duties and to assist other attorneys on the team as circumstances may dictate.

What you have:

Candidate must have a J.D. degree, active bar admission and at least 5 years of law firm and/or in-house counsel experience with a financial services company that includes retail investment services matters, or experience with a financial services regulator. Strong working knowledge of broker-dealer regulation (Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and FINRA rules) is required. The ideal candidate will also have background and experience with technology legal matters and fintech. We seek candidates with the following attributes: Excellent verbal and written briefing skills. Curious and innovative. Highly collaborative. Exceptionally client focused – able to quickly build relationships and establish trust, respect, and confidence. Ability to advise on complex issues in a fast-paced environment with an eye on regulatory changes and risk management.

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Customer Service-2-5 yrs, Brokerage Operations-2-5 yrs, Legal-2-5 yrs, Financial Services-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: JD

Job Type: Full Time


Activation Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

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