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Assistant General Counsel
Ref No.: 18-01811
Location: Woodbury, New York
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 115,000.00 - 130,000.00 /Year
Assistant General Counsel
The company is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel. In this position, you will be part of a small legal team with the opportunity to report directly to the General Counsel.
Position Summary & Essential Job Functions:
This position is responsible for providing legal advice on behalf of the firm and its related companies. Frequent interaction with business leaders and internal departments focused on contract review, interpretation, drafting, and negotiation.
  • Responsible for managing a variety of commercial contracts, including reviewing, interpreting, drafting and negotiating
  • Participate in projects and initiatives to help identify and mitigate legal risk
  • Perform research and provide legal advice to various lines of business as a member of the Legal Department
  • Collaborate with business leaders and internal departments to accomplish company objectives
  • May be called upon to interpret and advise on laws and regulation that impact consumer credit and collections
  • Participate in projects and initiatives to help identify and mitigate legal risk
  • Responsible for handling various task simultaneously on a routine business day
  • Provide guidance and direction to other team members as needed
  • Involved in the development of new policies and programs, staffing and training process, supervision of subordinates, research, preparation of presentation and reports
  • Coordinate and communicate with a large number of people to be aware of the progress in the departmental and organizational activities
  • Initiate projects on behalf of the department and organization
  • Manages legal aspect of policies, procedures and processes
  • Interacts with affiliates and clients as necessary
  • When assigned direct reports, additional responsibilities could include interviewing candidates, fostering a positive environment, providing guidance/direction including both positive and negative feedback, administering corrective action counseling up to and including termination as appropriate
Qualifications :
  • Primary responsibility will be managing a variety of commercial contracts.
  • JD and licensed to practice law in the State of New York and in good standing
  • 5+ years of legal/compliance related experience, preferably in financial services
  • Industry certification such as CRCM a plus
  • Strong experience drafting, reviewing and amending contracts entered into with clients and vendors