Sr. Corporate Counsel
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 10+ years’ experience as a practicing attorney, 5+ years’ experience managing attorneys and Legal Department, Significant consumer bankruptcy servicing experience required, Auto & Mortgage.
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
REPORTS TO: Vice President
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the in-house auto, mortgage and recovery business. Create and then manage an internal Legal Department that services all bankruptcy jurisdictions as well as manage outside counsel on motion drafting and filing of pleadings.
Lead and maintain internal staff of attorneys and offshore Legal Support Team.
Assist in the sales process for Legal business products across all business lines.
Ensure Company complies with all applicable federal and state bankruptcy, collection /recovery laws, regulations and acts.
Ability to develop innovative approach to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives in a standardized fashion. Coordinate, monitor and resolve all types of litigation matters with internal and external counsel.
Primary Legal contact with client base Legal Departments. Ability to grow relationships and foster mutually supportive environment.
Identify and incorporate best practices throughout the organization.
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Responsible for the creation and management of the internal Legal Department.
This unit primarily supports the secured auto bankruptcy business through the creation and filing of Motions for Relief and Plan Objections within all bankruptcy jurisdictions.
Secondary responsibilities include all mortgage related legal activities.
Tertiary responsibilities include foreclosure and collection / recovery activities.
Coordinates requirements across all functional areas and between multiple sites to ensure program targets are met or exceeded for service, productivity, quality, budget, timeliness and employee engagement.
Juris Doctorate. Texas State Bar membership is required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance Instructions, and procedure manuals, ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Navigation)
Demonstrated ability to provide major client responsibilities including research, counsel and guidance on complex legal questions or inquiries
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole Numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and Percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in Situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of Instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION:
Active membership and good standing in the Texas state bar as well as exceptional academic credentials.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally Required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally be required to lift and/ Or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close Vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to Adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is Usually moderate.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
AIS is a Texas-based fintech firm committed to lowering operating costs, improving quality and reducing cycle time with back-office automation, highly skilled talent and standardized reporting and analytics solutions. AIS manages the day-to-day work so our clients can focus on growing their business. We review client processes, eliminate non-value adds, and enhance productivity. We build financial and legal technology to automate and optimize workforce performance. We recruit, train, and manage specialized human resources to meet staff augmentation needs. We equip decision makers with deep data sets and forward-thinking analytics so they can make smarter business decisions and create better customer experiences. We serve a variety of industries including banking, automotive finance, credit card, mortgage, insurance and telecommunications.
AIS offers exciting opportunities to provide innovative solutions that help clients maximize their potential.