Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel oversees the legal and risk departments, and advises the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer, management and other staff of this nationwide non-profit and its subsidiaries on matters concerning the organization and its subsidiaries with regard to risk as well as the law. The organization is headquartered in Austin, Texas, where the attorney must reside. Relocation assistance will be provided.
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- Serves on management committee and provides advice and counsel on legal and other related matters to the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer, executive management and other staff concerning all legal matters pertaining to the organization and its subsidiaries.
- Oversees the review and negotiation of all contracts.
- Manages the bidding and maintenance of all business and workers compensation insurance policies.
- Creates and implements the safety and risk programs of the organization.
- Supervises any pending administrative claims or litigation concerning the organization.
- Monitors and reviews any work performed by outside counsel.
- Prepares and reviews policies and procedures for the organization.
- Reviews and drafts legal and government documents necessary for the organization’s operations.
- Analyzes complex legal issues and conducts legal research.
- Participates in investigations and reports on findings.
- Supervises other attorneys and support staff in the legal, compliance, and risk departments.
- Periodically reviews and updates the corporate documents of the organization and its subsidiaries, and prepares board policies and resolutions as needed.
- Anticipates and protects against risks facing the organization.
- Develops and provides relevant training to staff
- Able to react to change proactively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
- Serves on management team and provides advice on all legal matters.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from an accredited law school; must be licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas; must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas.
- A minimum of ten years full-time experience as a licensed attorney, both in private practice and as an in-house attorney.
- Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
- Stellar research skills.
- Must be able to manage multiple priorities.
- Proficient word processing and computer skills needed with web-based resources.
- Prior experience managing a legal department.
- Spanish-speaking skills.