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ProfileAssociate General Counsel II Duties: Providing legal advice and support to the Bank and its branches and business units on a wide array of legal, banking and business matters. Ensure that complex legal issues, contracts, disputes, and transactions are conducted within due diligence of the legal framework. Advise and mentor junior members of the Legal team. Responds to phone and email requests from branches and business units for legal and banking counsel including providing clarification of laws, guidelines and policies. Reviews, interprets, and advises on various legal instruments and documents such as contracts, agreements, proposals, marketing materials, corporate records, policies, leases and licenses; drafts, negotiates, prepares and files documents and reports as assigned. Provides advice and training regarding the implications of new laws that substantially impact the Company's business; anticipates legal issues and encourages practices to prevent problems from arising. Responds to inquiries, complaints, and claims from regulatory agencies, customers, and employees. Works on assigned litigation cases, including assisting in the oversight of outside counsel as necessary. Conducts legal research and analysis; gathers legal data and studies statutes, decisions and ordinances. Tracks legal matters and transactions from inception to conclusion. Performs other job related duties or special projects as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree required. Possess active Texas law license in good standing. 5+ years of General Counsel experience. Banking or financial services industry experience preferred. Excellent verbal communication and negotiation skills with an ability to effectively interact with, influence, and convey information to people who possess varying levels of understanding on applicable topics. Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft complex and legally sound documents. Proficiency in using online research tools and general business software, such as Microsoft Office applications. Excellent interpersonal, listening and interviewing skills with the ability to confront and address sensitive topics while maintaining a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality, diplomacy, and tact. Strong problem solving and investigatory skills; ability to objectively identify, assess, resolve, and mitigate risk. Ability to work independently while supporting a team environment. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of banking and employment policies, procedures, laws and regulations as they related to risk management. Developed critical thinking skills, decision making, research and analytical skills with strong attention to detail. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and projects in a high pressure environment with competing priorities, and to instill a sense of urgency in others as necessary to meet deadlines. Strong overall business acumen with an ability to understand the direction, priorities, and goals of the organization.