Responsible for providing expert legal counsel to Senior Leaders including Executive Counsel for an operating area or staff agency within USAA. Responds to needs of the business unit by identifying and analyzing complex and unique legal issues and provide resolution for these legal matters. Ensures the company's activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws. Responsible for identifying and managing legal risk in association with USAA's Risk Appetite and provide strategic direction. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works independently on matters of significance to the organization and has in-depth, expert knowledge in specific type of law, and/or the proven ability to lead teams to resolve complex issues. May work with outside counsel.
Independently provides strategic and skillful legal counsel within area of expertise to manage regulatory, compliance and litigation risk to USAA businesses.
Leads highly complex legal and unique work assignments to deliver highly effective problem resolutions.
Engages and collaborates with other legal experts within the company and at times outside counsel.
Leads highly complex legal research and provide solution-oriented legal advice and counsel to senior level internal clients that support business objectives.
Effectively manage and work with outside counsel to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
Applies critical thinking to review complex and non-legal material for legal implications that may pose a risk to the organization.
Produces clear and concise written materials appropriate for submission to senior level internal clients.
May prepare written legal positions involving highly complex and unique issues that require a high degree of independent legal thought and strategy for resolution.
May act as a legal point of contact and proactively partners with Compliance and the USAA businesses to mitigate legal compliance and legal risk.
Keeps abreast of any changes in regulations and laws advising appropriate organizational leadership of such changes.
Advises senior executive management, to include executive council, on issues.
Leads and motivates cross-functional team members in strategy development and implementation of business solutions.
May train less experienced lawyers on a day-to-day basis and serve as a resource to team members on escalated issues of a complex nature.
Leads cross-functional assignments in the development and implementation of key initiatives.
Anticipates opportunities and potential solutions and leads team through the problem resolution process.
Performs all other tasks as assigned.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
4 or more years of experience practicing law within legal area of expertise or other uniquely relevant experience
Admitted to the practice law in one state or a territory of the USA
Active member and in good standing of the bar in at least one state or territory
Ability to exercise good judgment on complex legal matters
Ability to influence members of executive management and executive council
Ability to clearly distill complex legal issues into straightforward concepts for clients
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools and applicable software
*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.
Knowledge of and/or experience with regulations of financial institutions, including insurance and banks.
Knowledge of functions related to the Chief Financial Office, including external reporting and accounting policy.
Experience with conducting analysis of new and changing laws and regulations to determine applicability to the organization.
Proven experience working closely with stakeholders to assess impacted areas of laws and regulations and adherence thereto.
Experience with a federal and/or banking regulatory agency or prior law firm/ in-house counsel experience involving Federal and/or banking regulations.
Prior experience with regulatory examinations or exam oversight, preferably Federal.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.