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Finance - Banking Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Gulfport, MS

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Company name

Hancock Bank

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Finance - Banking
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Gulfport, MS

Date Last Verified

Sep 21,2017

Posted on

Aug 28,2017

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Corporate Counsel The candidate will provide advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal matters or problems involving the bank and its subsidiaries (the Company), including commercial and consumer banking, transactional matters such as commercial lending and real estate transactions, as well as regulatory matters; all as part of managing legal risks and costs. Serve as monitoring attorney of ongoing Company litigation, assisting with the handling, management and resolution of litigation and disputes. Oversee a diverse range of litigation and regulatory proceedings, including pre-litigation dispute resolution, management of active litigation, discovery and other litigation requests and procedures. Coordinate notices and updates to the Company’s insurers related to active and concluded litigation against the Company; prepares periodic litigation reports for executive management, the Board and auditors. Assist in investigation of and response to various regulatory complaints, as well as internal investigations and reviews various types of regulatory or legal requests or notices directed to or served upon the Company for proper handling. Act as a liaison with outside law firms, which includes monitoring and tracking assigned projects or cases, evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of outside law firms, and consulting with outside law firms on strategy and policy issues. Assist in developing training programs and/or materials, as well as providing such training as appropriate or requested. Provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal matters involving the Company. Proactively assess risks/loss exposure facing the Company and recommends/collaborates on solutions to mitigate/minimize such risks/losses; identifies best practices. Prepare responses to regulatory exam requests, as well as requests by internal and external auditors. Assist with product development and revenue initiatives of a wide variety. Keep informed of federal and state legislation and judicial decisions that may affect Company operations; provides advice and counsel based on interpretations of said laws, regulations and decisions. Prepare and reviews business agreements and handles other legal matters, as needed. Advise and provide support to Company associates on all legal and compliance aspects of commercial and consumer banking. Assist with drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents, including, for example, contracts, loan documentation, customer facing agreements and corporate level agreements involving the Company’s interests or the interests of customers. Assist as needed with review and commentary on proposed state and federal laws and regulations. Assist as needed in corporate governance and deal structuring. Directly and/or indirectly supervise employees in Legal and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Juris Doctorate (JD) from an accredited institution and 5+ years of legal experience, preferably within a financial institution required. Business experience obtained through the private practice of law desired, with an emphasis on commercial and/or complex litigation or disputes required. Licensed to practice law in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas, or eligible to become licensed in one or more of those states required. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing required. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint required. Ability: to work under stress and meet deadlines; to operate a keyboard if required to perform the essential job functions; to read and interpret a document if required to perform the essential job functions; to travel if required performing the essential job functions required.

Additional info

Job ID: 17001397

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Hancock Bank
1 Hancock Plaza
Gulfport, MS 39501