Corporate Counsel

US-CA-Rancho Cucamonga
Req No.
2017-1418
Category
Legal
Type
Full-Time

Overview

CO-OP Financial Services is currently recruiting a Corporate Counsel to join our Legal team. This position is located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

The Corporate Counsel will provide counsel on a broad variety of legal matters, and perform legal research for the benefit of the organization. Primary role is to perform complex contract negotiations and offer advice, as it relates to clients, vendors, partners, and internal operations.

What your day will look like:

  • Provide legal guidance and interpretation to senior management regarding contracts, state/federal and industry regulatory requirements, intellectual property or trademark protection, and other business affairs.
  • Perform research and risk analysis on legal issues relating to contracts, key business partnerships, regulatory requirements, privacy and risk management, human resources, marketing and intellectual property, and other general corporate matters and transactions.
  • Serve as interface with external legal counsel for various legal and contract matters, and coordinate and lead the work of internal and external legal staff.
  • Manage litigation and other forms of legal claims brought against the company, which includes coordination with insurance and outside counsel, as appropriate.
  • Work with all departments and external legal counsel to draft and update legal policies, notices, and terms of use for all product offerings, as applicable.
  • Develop standards for vendor and client contracts, including general language and provisions.
  • Create, update, and modify standardized templates for legal documents that meet acceptable organizational risk limits.
  • Draft/redline contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, senior management input, and organizational needs and expectations.
  • Review, revise, and approve contracts to assure accuracy and appropriateness of contract language and attachments.
  • Work with various departments during contract negotiations with vendors and clients, identifying business and legal issues. Provide appropriate recommendations for legal issues.
  • Interface with insurance companies regarding adequacy of coverage to ensure alignment between contract language and organizational risk tolerance. Collaborate with Director of Legal to negotiate annual corporate insurance policy.
  • Act as liaison between various departments for contracts that have exception items that exceed the organizational risk tolerance, and remediate as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

We are looking for an individual with a Graduate of an accredited law school (JD) with a minimum of 7-10 years of legal practice or corporate in-house work. Admission (and active license) to a state bar (California preferred). Legal contract review experience. Experience in the EFT industry, with ATM or POS knowledge. Credit Union industry experience/knowledge.

 

To perform this job successfully, the individual must have familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures, have a thorough understanding of general insurance provisions and associated risks, and be proficient PC knowledge and the use of standard software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

In addition, we are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills, effective interpersonal skills, and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily follow, excellent planning and organizational skills, as well as ability to prioritize workload using good judgment, while balancing the need for an immediate response with accuracy and completeness of information, the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels, internally and externally and be detail-oriented with strong problem solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions to completion.

 

We are looking for someone with the ability to work under minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, while meeting demanding deadlines, with the ability to lead cross-departmental project teams and develop a talented and highly motivated team and with the ability to apply business solutions to legal problems.  The individual must have strong leadership, management and people skills, strong negotiation, partnership, and advocacy skills and creativity, flexibility, and willingness to embrace change. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively in multi-functional teams.

 

If you or someone you know can perform the duties and responsibilities required of the Corporate Counsel and have the skills and experience required, please submit your resume to be considered for the opportunity.

About Us

CO-OP Financial Services is the technology engine that provides access and convenience for credit unions. With over 35 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through Debit, Credit, ATM, Shared Branching, Member Interaction Services, Mobile, Virtual, and Bill Pay services. CO-OP serves a total of 3,500 member credit unions, 50 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, and more than 5,500 shared branches. Handling three billion-plus annual transactions, CO-OP is the nation’s largest credit union service organization—offering resources that enable deeper member engagement to help credit unions prosper.

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