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Svp, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
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SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary The candidate will advise senior management and the Board with thought leadership on strategic legal issues and matters. Will provide legal and compliance support to all business units, including the day-to-day handling of a wide range of business and operational issues. The research analyzes and helps to interpret proposed and existing laws, statutes, and regulations. Identifies, evaluates, and makes recommendations to address issues of a legal risk. Structures, drafts, and assists with negotiating high-priority legal documents in order to protect the Company s/Bank's interests, including but not limited to, corporate and commercial contracts, terms and conditions, leases, licenses, and agreements, pleadings, etc. Assists with preparation and review of all SEC filings including the 10K, 10Qs, 8Ks, Proxy, Form 3s/4s for Section 16 Officers and Directors, and any other required filings. Reviews and comments on the quarterly earnings releases, scripts, and investor presentations prior to release. Monitors and reviews for the possibility of Reg. FD concerns. Develops functional plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in-house or through third-party relationships, to best manage the Company s/Bank's legal activities and minimize risk and costs for the business. Serves as one of the individuals to contact regarding whistleblower or similar concerns in the Company s/Bank's policies. Serves as a key member of the Company's Incident Response Team following any data incident, including preserving attorney-client privilege and work product doctrines and anticipating litigation and other legal risks. Represents and/or advocates for the Company/Bank, as requested, in litigation, arbitration, mediation, or other disputes with courts, government agencies, or other legal authorities. May also be accountable for liaising with external legal counsel on complex legal issues. Oversees work of Assistant Corporate Secretary and/or other internal counsel, if any. Arranges and attends the Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings. Provides timely and accurate minutes of these meetings. Develops and maintains calendars for items to be discussed, reviewed, and/or approved by the Board, Nominating and Governance Committee, and Compensation Committee. Supports the Board's annual self-assessment process. Works with the Chief Risk Officer to support the Board education programs. Develops annual questionnaire form and works to obtain completed Director and Officer Questionnaires. Arranges and attends the Annual and/or Special Shareholders meetings, and provides timely and accurate minutes of these meetings. Monitors and develops procedures set in place by the Board of Directors/Executive Team regarding corporate governance follows developments affecting corporate governance and makes recommendations to the Board on the development of best practices. Provides support as an administrator for updating and maintaining the Board portal. Leads the Company s/Bank's efforts on ESG, including chairing the ESG Council, maintaining charters/policies, gathering information, preparing and presenting quarterly reports to the ESG Council and the Nominating and Governance Committee, facilitating discussions, and assisting with the preparation of SEC reporting. Oversees the preparation of Management's Executive Committee materials, and provides timely and accurate minutes of the meetings. Partners with business units on strategic initiatives, product and service development and changes, and implementation of policies and procedures. Communicates complex and/or sensitive information to individuals and groups at all levels. Participates in corporate strategic planning efforts. Adheres to and demonstrates a commitment to all applicable banking and compliance regulations, including but not limited to BSA, Fair Lending, and privacy laws. Other duties may be assigned.

The candidate should have 8+ years of experience at a respected law firm, financial institution, or banking or securities regulatory agency. Experience in financial services law is required. Must have in-depth knowledge of current and proposed laws and regulations pertaining to the banking industry. J.D. required; member in good standing of California Bar or ability to register in California as in-house counsel. Highly motivated and results-oriented with a strong work ethic and personal accountability. Appropriate computer skills and abilities (such as MS Office, LexisNexis, Westlaw, email, etc.).
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