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Associate General Counsel, Corporate Affairs
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Associate General Counsel, Corporate Affairs The candidate will provide counsel to all levels of management on the business environment, challenges, and corporate objectives. Advise on all corporate matters including corporate financing, M&A, employment law, capital efficiency matters, corporate governance, real estate leases and other corporate matters. Build and scale the corporate function within the organization. Identify legal issues raised by business colleagues, research new legal issues, and provide advice in a manner that integrates legal risk management with Next's business objectives. Drive measurable business results through legal initiatives in partnership with other cross-functional teams. Oversee the legal operations team to effectively serve contract needs, prioritize tasks, and integrate with other company-wide systems. Oversee the management and maintenance of all company legal templates, including our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, PIIA, Employment Contract, etc. Provide counsel and advise on legal liabilities associated with many areas of the business (i.e. employment law, commissions agreements, real estate leases, international expansion, system tooling, company policies, corporate finance, partnerships, etc.) Assist the General Counsel with corporate governance and internal control policies. Evaluate risk factors impacting business decisions and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the company. Communicate and negotiate with external parties (i.e. regulators, external counsel, vendors, etc.), creating relationships based on trust. Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation. Counsel internal partners in the negotiation of corporate or commercial agreements, including participation in the negotiation process. Provide training to business colleagues on complex legal matters. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, set clear priorities and expectations with clients, and efficiently deliver results. Operate with limited supervision on moderately complex projects. Independently discern and establish priorities.

The candidate should have a JD and admission to a State Bar association in the United States in good standing. Should have 10-15 years of experience with significant experience with most or all of the areas of corporate securities, commercial contracts, employment and intellectual property. Deep understanding of corporate governance matters. Experience with emerging technologies and financial services / financial technology industries. P and C Insurance experience strongly preferred. Excellent analytical and oral and written communications skills, with the ability to work as a team player and effectively communicate effectively across a number of diverse internal groups. Superior judgment with the ability to understand materiality, criticality and urgency of new and ongoing issues and prioritize them as appropriate within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment, providing clarity and direction to the team and others throughout the company. Ability to find creative solutions to issues, taking a pragmatic, commercial approach in balancing legal risks against business interests. Product, regulatory, privacy and compliance experience also highly valued. Experience creating, managing and meeting budgets as well as managing outside counsel. Demonstrated integrity, respect and ability to listen with a proven ability to attract, retain and develop talented professionals and lead a cohesive and high functioning team that delivers outstanding results.
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