The Legal Division strives to be a valuable business partner by providing timely legal advice and counsel that protects the integrity, reputation, and business of Fifth Third Bank. Legal is subdivided into six distinct areas of responsibility based upon subject matter. Attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants work in unison to support all lines of business in their daily activities, decision-making, performance, and in the achievement of strategic initiatives and goals. Consider a career within Fifth Third Bank's Legal Division if this type of work aligns with your career goals.

The Legal Division provides advice and counsel to internal customers on a variety of legal issues that impact the Bank and are briefly detailed below.

  • Business Banking
  • Commercial Regulatory and Compliance matters
  • International Transactions
  • Leasing
  • Middle Market
  • Public Funds
  • Special Asset Management
  • Treasury Management
  • Corporate Facilities
  • Corporate Regulatory and Compliance matters
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investor Relations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities Law
  • Bank Protection
  • Disability Leave and Health Management
  • Employment Counseling and Compliance
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Post-Employment Disputes regarding non-solicitation, non-competition obligations, and other issues that arise after an employee leaves the Bank or leaves another employer and comes to the Bank
  • Title VII and Wage and Hour Compliance
Investment Advisors and Capital Markets
  • Asset Management, including investment advisory services for individuals, institutions, and mutual funds (Fifth Third Funds)
  • Broker-Dealer Activities
  • Capital Markets (foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity, and other derivatives)
  • Captive Reinsurance
  • Insurance Agency Matters
  • Investment Counsel to staff functions and lines of business in connection with purchasing and selling financial products
  • Private Banking and Fiduciary, trust and estate
  • Private Client Group
Litigation Management
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Investment Advisors/Fifth Third Securities
  • Mortgage
  • Retail
  • Shareholder Suits
  • Bank Protection
  • Collections
  • Consumer Bank
  • Contracts
  • Indirect Lending/Leasing
  • IT
  • Residential Mortgage
  • Retail
  • Sourcing