Operations Counsel for Publicly-Held Financial Services Company in Austin
Publicly-held financial services company based in Austin, dedicated to providing innovative solutions to clients in the ever-evolving financial landscape. With a strong commitment to excellence and a customer-centric approach, the client has established themselves as a trusted industry leader. As they continue to expand operations, they are seeking a talented and motivated Operations Counsel to join the legal team.
Currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Operations Counsel to provide comprehensive legal support to the Operations department. As an Operations Counsel, you will play a crucial role in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements. In addition to contract-related responsibilities, you will also be involved in responding to subpoenas, conducting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and providing day-to-day legal support to ensure the smooth operation of the business.
Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, including but not limited to vendor agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other operational contracts.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including Operations, Finance, Risk Management, and Compliance, to ensure contract terms and conditions align with business objectives and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Provide legal guidance and support in response to subpoenas and other legal inquiries, working closely with external counsel when necessary.
Conduct due diligence and assist in the legal review of mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions to identify legal risks and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices to provide proactive advice and guidance to internal stakeholders.
Assist in developing and implementing legal policies, procedures, and templates to streamline operations and ensure consistency and compliance across the organization.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve legal and contractual issues and provide timely and practical solutions.
Support the resolution of disputes, including managing outside counsel and representing the company’s interests in negotiations and settlement discussions.
Assist in the management and organization of legal documentation and records.
Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active membership in good standing with the state bar association.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a corporate generalist, preferably within the financial services industry.
Strong background in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to identify and mitigate potential risks.
In-depth knowledge of contract law, commercial transactions, and applicable regulations.
Familiarity with financial services laws and regulations, such as banking, securities, and consumer protection, is highly desirable.
Experience in responding to subpoenas and conducting due diligence for M&A transactions is a plus.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and provide practical legal advice.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Experience in dispute resolution and litigation matters related to contracts is an advantage.
Prior experience working in-house or at a reputable law firm is preferred.