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In-House Counsel The candidate will be accountable for providing legal counsel to the Bank, its officers and directors. Provides legal counsel to the Bank and its officers and directors on matters of compliance, research, development, training, communications and other related issues in the bank’s daily operation. Generally advises the financial institution on legal rights and obligations. Advises the Bank regarding its relationship with outside fee counsel and others having business with the Bank. Acts as the agent of the financial institution in litigation, legislative and regulatory hearings, and other related areas. Assists regulatory and independent auditors and examiners as necessary. Advises the Bank’s programs that ensure compliance with laws, regulations and other rules that govern the Bank’s operations and product offerings. Assists in negotiating, analyzing and drafting legal documents, such as contracts, deeds, leases and commercial transactions. Reviews and approves legal documentation presented for action by Bank such as probate orders, powers of attorney, subpoenas, etc. as requested. Supervises staff attorney and paralegal.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. Should have strong working knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code as well as federal and state banking regulations and law. Must have proven experience in litigation of banking-related matters. Must have extensive knowledge of contract review and negotiation. Should have 10 + years increasingly responsible experience representing a financial institution. Must have 5 + years experience in supervision of legal staff. 10 + years increasingly responsible experience representing a financial institution is required. 5 + years experience in supervision of legal staff is needed.
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