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Date:  May 8, 2024

San Juan, PR

Company:  Popular
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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!

Job Type

Full Time Opportunity

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Must be available to work extended hours, holidays and weekends, if necessary.

General Description

  • This position is responsible for assisting, supporting, and providing professional legal advice related to assigned matters, mainly related to federal, state and local consumer protection, BSA/AML/OFAC, safety and soundness, information security and cyber security requirements, data privacy, intellectual property, regulatory changes, and other banking matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on data privacy requirements and in the response to information security and/or cyber security incidents.
  • Provide legal advice on Bank Secrecy Act, Anti Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) related matters.
  • Provide legal advice to the business and support units on consumer protection requirements.
  • Identify and analyze new legal and/or regulatory requirements and communicate changes to the business and support units.
  • Support in the review of applicable requirements and support the business in its objectives within a fast paced and dynamic team.
  • Review and draft documentation and/or communications to ascertain and mitigate legal risks.
  • Review and negotiate agreements.
  • Legal research and analysis related to complex regulations applicable to different subsidiaries of Popular, Inc.



Juris Doctor Degree

Certifications/ Licenses

  • Be admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


  • At least 5 years of experience working in a financial institution or law firm with a focus on contract, corporate or banking law.  Knowledge of data privacy requirements, information security/cyber security matter desireble. Experience working independently and collaborating with senior level officers preferred.

Other Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and teamwork skills.
  • Business acumen; apply critical thinking to review complex legal and non-legal material for legal implications that may pose a risk to the organization.
  • Produces clear and concise written materials appropriate for submissions to senior level internal clients.
  • Ability to share information and responsibilities to achieve common division goals. Anticipates opportunities and potential solutions to complex, time-sensitive matters. Individual must be well spoken, with excellent bilingual (English and Spanish) writing and presentation skills.
  • Analytical, able to effectively define problems and recommend actionable solutions. Able to perform analysis and problem identification, determine solutions and best execution and able to work under specific deadlines.
  • Excellent oral, written and analytical skills.
  • Strong client-relations skills and ability to partner with clients to develop practical solutions that meet business needs while remaining compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Strong work ethic and drive.


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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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