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Senior Legal Counsel

Company name

VyStar Credit Union

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

7-10 yrs required


Jacksonville, FL

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Legal Counsel Duties: Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. 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. Manage litigation and judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes where warranted. Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel. Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities. Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters. Additionally, work with all applicable internal stakeholders to draft and update legal policies, notices, and terms of use for all product offerings, as applicable. Assist in the development of a management of enterprise-wide Contract Management Database System and associated processes to improve the archival rational and tracking of contractual obligations, deadlines, and expirations. 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 contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, senior management input, and organizational needs and expectations. Review and approve contracts to assure accuracy and appropriateness of contract language and attachments. Interface with insurance companies regarding adequacy of coverage to ensure alignment between contract language and organizational risk tolerance. Act as liaison between various departments for contracts that have exception items that exceed the organizational risk tolerance, and remediate as appropriate. Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to develop formal privacy program. Review and monitor legal trends that may impact business goals and objectives. Review and monitor legal trends that may impact business goals and objectives.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited law school (JD Degree ) with 7-10 years of legal practice or corporate in-house work. Admission (and active license) to a state bar (Florida preferred). Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors. Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources. Experience in the EFT industry, with ATM or POS knowledge. Credit Union industry experience/knowledge. Proficient PC knowledge and the use of standard software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Detail-oriented with strong problem solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions to completion. Ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide variety of projects, while demonstrating initiative, accountability and leadership. Strong leadership, management and people skills. Strong Client Focus/customer service skills. Contract administration experience. Familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Thorough understanding of general insurance provisions and associated risks.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
VyStar Credit Union
P.O. Box 45085
Jacksonville, FL 32232

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