General Counsel – To $200K – Memphis, TN – Job # 2819

Who We Are

The Symicor Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm based in Lincolnshire, IL & San Antonio, TX. Our nationally unique value proposition centers around providing the very best available banking and accounting talent. In fact, most of our recruiters are former bankers or accountants themselves!

We know how to evaluate the very best banking and accounting talent available in the market. Whether you are a candidate seeking a new opportunity or a bank or company president trying to fill an essential position, The Symicor Group stands ready to deliver premium results for you.

The Position

Our bank client is seeking to fill a General Counsel role in the Memphis, TN market. The successful candidate will be responsible for serving as a strategic legal partner to the Bank’s business divisions and corporate support departments.

The position includes a generous salary of up to $200K along with an excellent benefits package.

General Counsel responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal support for a growing and diverse bank.
  • Advising management on regulatory matters relating to general bank operations as well as existing and new bank products and services.
  • Managing and mitigating legal risks.
  • Overseeing the corporate governance of the Bank, including corporate secretary responsibilities.
  • Keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks.
  • Presenting reports and recommendations regarding legal matters.
  • Supervising and advising on complex/significant litigation matters.
  • Selecting, retaining, managing, and evaluating all outside counsel, managing outside legal expenses to an acceptable level.
  • Participating in the development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs and providing continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of activities across the bank.
  • Providing guidance to risk and compliance personnel during regulatory examinations and audits.
  • Assuming responsibility for ensuring that the Bank conducts its business in compliance with FDIC and other regulators.
  • Judging the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted.
  • Proactively collaborate with stakeholders across the enterprise, including compliance, technology, risk, operations, and other key partners.
  • Drafting, reviewing, editing, and assisting in negotiating bank contracts, service and vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, loan documents, real estate leases, and as needed, other agreements.
  • Working with Compliance Department to support and assist in their review and approval of marketing materials, interpret regulatory laws, rules, and guidelines, and support, as needed, a robust compliance management program.

Who Are You?

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for an opportunity where you can pursue your interests and your passion. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but merely the starting point for your future.

You also bring the following skills and experience:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from a recognized U.S. university.
  • Admitted to practice law and in good standing in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
  • Ten or more years of legal experience, either with a recognized U.S. law firm or in-house with a financial institution.
  • Applicable knowledge of the banking and financial services industry and applicable regulations.
  • Strong leader who can manage an internal team as well as coordinate the work of external counsel.
  • A broad-based skill set, including exposure to corporate governance and public company representation is a plus.
  • Possess the ability to anticipate legal/risk issues and guide, accordingly, including seeking creative, innovative solutions for complex business matters.
  • Desire to be at the forefront of the Fintech capital markets.
  • Possess outstanding oral and written communication and research skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Strategic mindset with strong critical thinking skills.

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