Associate Counsel

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Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: San Juan, PR

Company: Popular

At Popular, we offer a wide variety of services and financial solutions to serve our communities in Puerto Rico, United States & Virgin Islands. As employees, we are dedicated to making our customers dreams come true by offering financial solutions in each stage of their life. Our extensive trajectory demonstrates the resiliency and determination of our employees to innovate, reach for the right solutions and strongly support the communities we serve; therefore, we value their diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds.


Are you ready for a rewarding career?

Over 8,000 people in Puerto Rico, United States and Virgin Islands work at Popular.

Come and join our community!

General Description

Provide advice across multiple corporate law practice areas, including consumer financial protection, bank regulation, financial services, M&A, and commercial real estate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the business objectives of each of the businesses and subsidiaries.
  • Counsel on legal and regulatory matters, anticipating legal risks.
  • Advise business units on regulatory issues related to banking, securities, insurance and trust services.
  • Assist and respond to internal questions related to bank operations.
  • Draft legal documents and negotiate agreements.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions.
  • Analyze consumer financial protection regulations.
  • Review loan collateral documents.
  • Support other attorneys as needed.
  • Manage and work collaboratively with outside counsel as necessary.


A minimum of three years of experience in a financial institution (preferably as in-house counsel) or law firm focused on commercial and consumer banking products, mergers & acquisitions, real estate transactions and banking laws and regulations.

Certifications/ Licenses

Admitted to practice law and licensed as a Notary Public in Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's)

  • Strong legal writing skills and fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Manage multiple projects and work with different business teams.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, meeting aggressive, specific deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and teamwork skills.
  • Understand how the law applies to a specific set of facts, and strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Technical knowledge of the Puerto Rico Registry of the Property and Mortgage Law.
  • Anticipates opportunities and potential solutions to complex, time-sensitive matters.
  • Strong work ethic and high degree of commitment.


Analytical Discipline
Collaboration & Teamwork
Change Agent
Customer Centric
Self Development
Business Excellence

Additional Requirements

The information provided here is only a general guide as to the nature of the position and does not constitute an exact description of the goals, tasks, duties and responsibilities of the position. The specific details of each position are described in the employee’s performance evaluation.

Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the job posting, if necessary.


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As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to always offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.


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