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November 6, 2023
Grade 6
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Overall Functions
The In-house Counsel will support First Bank & Trust on legal matters and related issues important in meeting the objectives of the organization and its affiliates.

This person should have a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate plus four years of experience or the equivalent. Additionally, a background in banking and/or financial compliance or legal work is desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required along with analytical and problem-solving skills. This person must be able to work independently and as a team member in an environment requiring constant multi-tasking and reprioritization. Excellent legal research and analysis skills required. Microsoft Office application proficiency preferred.

1. Act as the initial contact for internal legal questions and issues. Perform research and provide written and verbal analysis of issues as directed by the Deputy General Counsel. Items may include providing guidance to bank staff on customer questions and issues, reviewing loan documents, conducting research on applicable laws, and other legal guidance impacting the organization.
2. Act as a resource for staff processing garnishments, levies, and subpoenas. Develop and maintain internal procedures for the handling of said matters.
3. Review and provide feedback on contracts assigned by the Deputy General Counsel. Assist in maintaining the listing of
contract approval authority and review for compliance as well as the contract database.
4. Revise and amend contracts and other corporate governance documents as requested by Deputy General Counsel. Administer contract compliance reviews on a periodic basis. Assist as requested in the contractual aspect of vendor relationships per the Corporate Vendor Management program. Assist in risk analysis of vendor’s relationships with the Bank as requested.
5. Obtain and organize items as requested by the appropriate regulator in preparation for upcoming examinations.

6. Assist in the preparation of quarterly litigation status reports for the Boards of Directors as appropriate. Prepare various corporate reports as required, such as annual reports to the Division of Banking and Executive Officer resolutions.
7. Represent the Legal Department on standing and ad-hoc groups, project teams, and committees as assigned by Deputy General Counsel.
8. Act in accordance with FBT policies and procedures as set forth in the employee handbook.
9. Adhere to compliance procedures and participate in required compliance training.

First Bank & Trust is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Read our complete Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement(Opens in a new Window). Applicants who would like to request reasonable accommodation to the application or interview process should call Human Resources at 877.440.2258 or email