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Deputy General Counsel

Company: United Community Bank
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT USOur mission is to make the world a better place by helping customers realize their financial goals, expand their businesses and plan for their futures. We know that financial health leads to happier lives. This is a big, bold vision, and we need your skills, experience, and passion to help us make it a reality!SUMMARYThis position is responsible for working with our General Counsel, executives, and department leadership on legal matters arising from all aspects of the Company's activities, as well as managing outside counsel. This role will have particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, finance, loan documentation, commercial and vendor agreements, litigation management, and general business risk assessment. Under the General Counsel's oversight, the Deputy General Counsel oversees, organizes, and directs the legal department attorneys and staff. -The Deputy General Counsel also served as legal department liaison to support the Company's business lines and functions. JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • JD from accredited US law school; licensed to practice in SC, NC, or GA
  • 10-15 years of relevant law firm and in-house legal department experience within a financial institution
  • Experiencing leading legal and project teams
  • Strong ability to engage with leadership, influence, manage effectively, and inspire colleagues
  • Highly collaborative with ability to work and communicate effectively across all functions and organizational levels
  • Organized and able to effectively prioritize multiple complex concurrent issues in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Participate in all required compliance training, including Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering training, as well as internal and external training programsJOB FUNCTIONS
    • Lead, manage, and develop a team of in-house counsel and legal staff
    • Oversee development of the legal department strategic plan; develop major goals; lead efforts to achieve legal department key objectives
    • Lead major project teams
    • Partner with outside counsel as needed to represent the Company with respect to litigation, special projects, and other matters requiring specialized expertise
    • Identify and analyze legal issues and present clear recommendations to all levels of Company personnel
    • Draft, review, and revise key documents and policies
    • Advise management regarding conflicts of interest, related party transactions, and adherence to Company policies
    • Keep informed of legislation, regulations, and legal developments affecting the Company
    • Other duties as assignedSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITYThis position manages legal team employees and is responsible for the coaching, development, and performance management of those employees.WORK ENVIRONMENTThis position is based on-site in Greenville, South Carolina with flexibility to work remotely on an occasional basis.

Keywords: United Community Bank, Greenville , Deputy General Counsel, Legal , Greenville, South Carolina

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