Temp, Remote but need candidates that can eventually commute to Hauppauge Long Island

Job Summary: 

  • Responsible for enterprise-wide coverage of and guidance on transactional matters, litigation, complex regulatory matters, vendor management, and other legal issues as they arise
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability for managing risk by evaluating legal issues proactively and responsively, ensuring that actions, behaviors and guidance maintains the best interests of the organization, employing sound judgment and legal analysis while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards
  • Conduct internal investigations, support regulatory inquiries, assist in the assessment of legal complaints and/or actual or threatened litigation; manage litigation and external counsel as appropriate with consideration to budgeting, strategic planning, outside counsel fees and expense management
  • Draft, review and negotiate, as applicable, a wide variety of complex agreements and contracts
  • Create and enhance template documents, agreements, policies, procedures and processes to create greater efficiencies for the Legal Department delivery model and organization as a whole
  • Coordinate, collaborate and oversee work product of Legal Department, managing relationships with both external counsel and internal stakeholders as appropriate
  • Coach, develop and support Legal Department staff
  • Research, analyze, distill and interpret complex laws, rules and regulations in a clear and concise communicative manner (both oral and written) to Legal Department colleagues, senior management and internal clients at various levels within the organization
  • Advise on legal and policy matters from time to time relative to supervision and regulation and systemic legal risk; proactively anticipate, monitor and address legal, regulatory and industry trends and advise business on commercially reasonable solutions to ensure the execution of business objectives proceeds in a practical and risk-based manner within established risk tolerances
  • Undertake other projects and responsibilities as necessary as assigned by Chief Legal Officer
  • Performs other duties as needed upon request by immediate supervisor.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and JD from an accredited, top law school; admitted and in good standing to practice law, preferably in New York
  • Minimum five years’ experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a large law firm or in-house in financial services with a regulatory and/or transactional or financial services litigation background; extensive knowledge of financial services regulation and compliance requirements ideal; strong interest in fintech and electronic payments compliance and emerging technologies a plus but not required
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