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ProfileSenior Corporate Counsel
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree from a recognized U.S. university. Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state (NY/NJ preferred). 8+ years (minimum) of legal experience, either with a recognized U.S. law firm or in-house with a financial institution, fintech company or technology company. Knowledge and experience with laws, rules and regulations applicable to U.S. public companies (including those relating to the transition from a private to a public company). Experience with private company capital raising. Experience leading M&A transactions. Experience actively working with companies from IPO readiness through IPO launch and with public company legal and regulatory operations and filings. Experience working at public company (successful IPO experience preferred).. Experience managing relationships with Investors and with the Board of Directors. Overall broad legal knowledge and experience (corporate law, corporate governance, banking, securities, litigation, commercial contracts, compliance). Experience with intellectual property matter a plus. Experience of working with consumer finance laws and regulations, compliance and risk management, and fintech a plus. A strong leader who has the ability to both work within, as well as coordinate the work of, a team of legal professional and external counsel. Ability to seek creative, innovative solutions for complex business matters. Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks, develop legal strategy and to advise accordingly. In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect growing fintech or financial services companies a plus. High degree of professional ethics and integrity. Excellent judgement, analytical skills and decision making. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability and desire to build relationships with others. Hard working, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressures.