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Legal Counsel

Company: United Community Bank
Location: greenville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Vice President and Legal Counsel

Reports to: Deputy General Counsel

Direct Reports: N/A

Salary Grade: 13

SUMMARY: Responsible for protecting the company's legal interests and supporting the Deputy General Counsel. Provides legal advice to managers of various business functions. Serves on cross-functional project teams in support of company's vital operational goals. Promotes legal compliance throughout the company. Day-to-day legal work may include the following: (i) working with operational partners on review and negotiation of vendor and technology contracts and real estate-related agreements; (ii) managing legal matters for branch operations; (iii) advising on human resources issues, such as non-compete and non-solicitation concerns; (iv) working with and monitoring outside counsel; and (v) supporting company-wide training and educational initiatives. An ideal candidate will have in-depth substantive experience with respect to at least one of the following practice areas: commercial contracting, real estate, or labor and employment. Position located in Greenville, South Carolina.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

* Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school * Member in good standing of the bar in at least one of the following states: South Carolina, Georgia, or North Carolina * Minimum 3 years of relevant legal experience

OTHER SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

* Demonstrates adherence to high standards of integrity and professional conduct * Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and analysis even in ambiguous situations * Collaborative, collegial and skilled at building consensus with diverse professional groups * Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, analytical and critical thinking abilities * Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines * Ability and experience to work independently under only general supervision of the Deputy General Counsel * Detail oriented and ability to work well under pressure * Ability to adapt to new demands and to respond appropriately to potentially stressful situations * Ability to build positive and productive relationships with employees by understanding the business and providing advice in a way that builds trust and collaboration * Able to travel occasionally to other offices or branch locations across the footprint * Participate in all required compliance training, including Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering training, as well as internal and external training programs, online training, meetings, and seminars/conferences, etc.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Serves as a legal business partner to managers and staff * Direct point-of-contact for legal inquiries from various business units and branch locations * Advises day-to-day business operations and provides legal support and recommendations for efficient and cost effective solutions to questions involving all facets of branch operations, leasing and real estate, corporate law, human resources, vendor risk management, and information security * Develops and distributes effective training and educational communications * Provides support and assistance during continuous regulatory examination cycle * Manage outside counsel in an efficient and cost effective manner * Other duties as assigned

Keywords: United Community Bank, Greenville , Legal Counsel, Other , greenville, South Carolina

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