We are currently seeking a talented Director, Attorney for our San Antonio, TX facility.
Leads, develops, supervises and motivates a team of Legal professionals, including managing the day-to-day operations. Provides best-in-class legal, advocacy, and advisory services to the association or members in support of achieving its mission and goals, consistent with prevailing laws, and regulations. Develops and implements strategic, operational and tactical initiatives that support key business objectives. Identifies and implements best practices and procedures to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. Collaborates with Compliance and practice area leadership to ensure integration of legal advice and solutions. Ensures staff provides the highest level of service for internal clients or members. Participates and/or leads assigned programs and projects.
Manages a team of Legal Professionals dedicated to providing support for internal clients. Provides legal counsel and services of a moderately complex to complex nature.
Applies broad or expert legal counsel within area of expertise to manage regulatory, compliance and litigation risk to USAA businesses. Oversees highly complex legal research to provide solution-oriented legal counsel to senior level business clients.
Develops and oversees execution of strategy/business plan for area of responsibility.
Engages and collaborates with other legal experts within the company and at times outside counsel.
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 cross-functional assignments in the development and implementation of key initiatives. Anticipates opportunities and potential solutions and leads team through the problem resolution process.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
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
8+ years of experience practicing law within legal area of expertise
3 or more years of direct team lead or management experience required
Advanced understanding of the function/discipline and demonstrated application of knowledge, skills and abilities toward work products required
Advanced level of business acumen in the areas of the business operations, industry practices and emerging trends required
Ability to influence members of executive management and executive council
*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.
Drafting and editing of charters, attendance at board meetings, knowledge of underlying regulatory guidance that applies to bank boards, including necessary board and committee structure.
Drafting and editing of bylaws, corporate resolutions, review/edits of minutes, and knowledge of legal entities.
Knowledge and familiarity with the internal governance structure utilized by bank management to fulfill board, risk, and regulatory requirements.
***Selected candidates will attend and complete the Management Development School program in San Antonio, TX, during their first six months in 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.
At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.
USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
For Internal Candidates:
Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.