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Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Direct Banking Products

Riverwoods IL Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Direct Banking Products The candidate will oversee, manage and develop a team of 15+ attorneys and professionals. Provide strong thought leadership and advice to senior management on the full range of legal and regulatory issues impacting Discovers consumer products and services, including federal and state consumer financial services laws and regulations and supervisory matters. Support achieving business strategies and results through legal advice that reflects an advanced ability to understand and evaluate legal and regulatory matters in the context of business objectives. Support and advise business leaders and other stakeholders on supervisory and examination matters. Assess and communicate changes in laws and regulations and work with colleagues and clients to implement changes. Develop positions and strategies on regulatory policy matters and coordinate with Government Affairs Group on advocacy activities. Work closely with Corporate Risk, Corporate Compliance and Internal Audit on consumer compliance matters.

The candidate must have Juris doctor degree. Should have admission to a state bar. Should have 15+ years of experience in consumer financial services law. Must have experience managing a large team of attorneys. Should have in-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations. Must have ability to set strategic direction and deliver practical business solutions. Should have demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdependent environment in which success depends on sharing opportunities, responsibility and credit. Must have excellent communication skills and executive presence.
Legal 15 - 0 Full-time 2019-12-09

Legal - Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Banking Shared Services - Vp

Chicago IL Legal - Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Banking Shared Services - VP Responsibilities: Providing immediate day to day legal advice to senior leaders within the Legal department and internal client teams. Counseling loan operations staff at all levels on interpreting loan documentation, booking and servicing of loans, and reviewing related forms, policies, procedures and job aids. Analyzing laws/regulations and developments to evaluate impact on various business units. Collaborating with business, risk, compliance and controls partners to issue spot and identify and escalate risks (legal, reputational or otherwise) and implement policy, process and procedural changes to comply with bank policy and changing laws/regulations. Participating on cross-line of business projects on a variety of subjects. Acting as subject matter expert on certain laws and regulations. Coordinating appropriate legal training for internal client teams. Collaborating and coordinating with the legal contacts for various business units across the firmwide legal team to drive consistency and collaboration.

Qualifications: JD Degree with 5+ years of relevant legal experience in commercial or real estate lending transactions at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a large bank, regulator or other financial services company is strongly preferred. JD or educational equivalent required. Must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including those of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment. The strategic vision to anticipate legal issues in different businesses. The ability to lead and drive teams to institute change and collaboration across a variety of functional areas. The ability to prioritize work, manage a large number of issues at one time, and interact with senior management. Knowledge of financial services laws and regulations is a plus. Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to listen and drive results in a team setting. Effective and efficient problem solver; strong organizational skills. Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues. Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills. All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2019-11-21

Illinois - Commercial Banking - Head of Enterprise Financial Crimes (KYC/AML) Compliance

Chicago IL Commercial Banking - Head of Enterprise Financial Crimes (KYC/AML) Compliance
The candidate will oversee the CB KYC/AML compliance programs, ensuring that such programs meet and, where appropriate, exceed applicable legal and regulatory requirements to enable the businesses to grow and serve customers in a prudent and responsible manner. Will direct the CB KYC/AML Compliance strategy responsible for the full range of AML and economic sanctions program activities (policy, risk assessment, compliance testing, transaction monitoring, suspect screening operations, OFAC compliance, business process analysis, program execution, and outreach and liaison activities). Coordinate with the operations functions performed by global AML Compliance, including transaction monitoring, investigations, suspicious activity reporting and suspect screening. Provide governance and oversight of the CB KYC/AML programs in multiple sub-LOBs, partnering with the Global AML Compliance teams to develop, implement and administer appropriate AML policies and procedures. Advise business and senior leaders on regulatory and risk management issues related to CB KYC/AML and economic sanctions program. Partner with other control functions, including Audit and Risk Management, to ensure the effective operation of the CB KYC/AML program. Serve as principal liaison with regulatory officials in connection with the review of the CB KYC/AML program. Liaise with regulatory agencies.

The candidate should preferably have a J.D. degree. Must have 12-15 years of relevant compliance, risk or audit experience in the financial services industry. Should have expert knowledge of Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML-related legal and regulatory requirements and US banking regulations. Management or operational experience in both Corporate Center Compliance and Business Line Compliance positions desired. Significant experience in Legal or Compliance department required. Experience with bank regulators preferred.
Legal 10 - 15 Full-time 2013-03-22

Illinois - Chief Counsel III

Downers Grove IL Chief Counsel III
The candidate will partner closely with the legal and executive teams as well as the origination and servicing managers. Will interface with risk, compliance, credit, government and regulatory affairs and operational functions, as well as other areas. Work closely with other lines of business that originate and service residential mortgage loans. Serve as primary counsel to multiple senior managers and will provide primary oversight for certain law firm relationships. Manage a group of attorneys, paralegals and support staff and provide leadership to assure the high quality of services provided. Provide legal advice and support to internal clients in the mortgage businesses noted above, including both the origination and servicing units. Work closely with Government and Regulatory Affairs to identify and advance policy initiatives that have effects for company's residential-mortgage-related activities. Interact with supervisory staff of the OCC, Federal Reserve and CFPB concerning examination, supervision and enforcement concerning company's residential-mortgage-related activities. Understand and interpret both new regulations and changes to existing regulations to determine the potential impact on the mortgage business. Provide legal advice and support directly to managers, underwriters, paralegals, documentation specialists, and loan administrators and servicers on mortgage matters of varying complexity. Comprehend and interpret changing regulations with the ability to communicate these changes to the business in a timely manner. Responsible for identifying assessing, managing and mitigating risk.

The candidate should have a J.D. from an accredited law school as well as admission to practice in the courts for a state having passed that state's Bar exam. Must have 15+ years of experience in mortgage lending law. Should have knowledge of relevant regulations and laws affecting both mortgage originations and servicing. Must have strong working knowledge of mortgage repurchase procedures and demands, mortgage insurance claims, and/or title insurance claims. Should preferably have a strong working knowledge of mortgage originations and mortgage servicing, including mortgage lending related regulations and laws, including: federal regulations, laws and programs (TILA, RESPA, HOEPA, HMDA, ECOA, FDCPA, FACTA, the US Treasury/Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae modification and refinance programs, etc.); and various state mortgage lending laws and procedures. High level of legal expertise in the area of mortgage and consumer finance required. Broad breadth of experience in representing banks in the mortgage industry on both the origination and servicing sides needed.
Legal 15 - 20 Full-time 2013-03-09

Illinois - Attorney - Corporate Trust and Municipal Finance

Chicago IL Attorney - Corporate Trust and Municipal Finance
The candidate will be responsible for legal issues affecting the global corporate trust division of the bank. Will review and negotiate municipal financing transaction documents and other documents related to transactions. Counsel the business line on issues related to the governing documents, administer municipal finance accounts, and write supporting trustee opinions for closing. Will also interpret SEC, OCC, MSRB and other relevant laws and regulations; provide advice on various account level and bondholder issues; and advise management concerning risk and litigation matters.

The candidate must have 7+ years of experience in municipal finance transactions including experience representing corporate trustees. Additional experience in structured finance, corporate finance and related areas of law plus. An understanding of the legal and regulatory issues applicable to fiduciaries and agents in the context of corporate trusteeships is desired. Background in representing corporate fiduciary and/or financial institutions is helpful.
Legal 7 - 9 Full-time 2013-02-22

Illinois - Senior Vice President of Finance

Barrington IL Senior Vice President of Finance
The candidate will provide leadership and direction for developing and implementing regional finance, legal, and risk management strategies and initiatives in order to achieve company's corporate objectives and strategic targets. Will partner with the operating business to ensure that financial, legal, and risk capability and service across the Region is continuously aligned and developed and is delivered efficiently and effectively. Direct and coordinate designated Company financial activities according to financial principles and government regulations. Coordinate activities of assigned programs and determines methods and procedures and policies for carrying out programs. Ensure regional finance function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate compliance issues such as government contracting, Internal Revenue Service, financial reporting and banking relationships. Participate in the integration of mergers and acquisitions. Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the organization particularly in the Finance, Legal, and Risk Management areas. Direct all legal functions of the company and assure legal representation for the company's business by overseeing the resources needed to provide legal support, advice and sound recommendations to all levels of the organization. Establish legal services required by the organization and ensure that the organization is protected from any legal action. Oversee maintenance of corporate activities at all subsidiary levels. Provide contracting oversight. Responsible for establishing best practices for contract preparation, review and negotiation for corporate operations. Provide strategy, direction and oversight of litigation and claims for optimum results. Investigate claims against the company, working with appropriate internal/external staff/resources for response and resolution. Ensure legal function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Participate as a member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and advisor to corporate services groups and corporate committees. Facilitate global communications networks to maximize information sharing, quality and consistency. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for spending initiatives. Ensure implementation and compliance with company's related operations and policies. Plan, develop, and implement policies, and establish objectives of all the organization's Finance, Legal and Risk functions in accordance with the organization's objectives. Build strategic relationships with external stakeholders and organizations to improve outcomes for the Region and to assist in the robust development and implementation of company's and the Region's strategies and operations.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA and/or J.D. degree preferred. CA or CPA also preferred. Must have 10-15 years of executive management experience in finance/legal/risk or related field and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Should have executive level experience in business processes, leadership, management, client service, budgeting, people management, communications, commercial processes, insurance and consultation. Experience in developing financial knowledge to improve business systems is required. International business experience is required.
Legal 10 - 15 Full-time 2013-02-02

Illinois - Senior Vice President of Finance

Monee IL Senior Vice President of Finance
The candidate will provide leadership and direction for developing and implementing regional finance, legal, and risk management strategies and initiatives in order to achieve company's corporate objectives and strategic targets. Will partner with the operating business to ensure that financial, legal, and risk capability and service across the Region is continuously aligned and developed and is delivered efficiently and effectively. Direct and coordinate designated Company financial activities according to financial principles and government regulations. Coordinate activities of assigned programs and determines methods and procedures and policies for carrying out programs. Ensure regional finance function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate compliance issues such as government contracting, Internal Revenue Service, financial reporting and banking relationships. Participate in the integration of mergers and acquisitions. Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the organization particularly in the Finance, Legal, and Risk Management areas. Direct all legal functions of the company and assure legal representation for the company's business by overseeing the resources needed to provide legal support, advice and sound recommendations to all levels of the organization. Establish legal services required by the organization and ensure that the organization is protected from any legal action. Oversee maintenance of corporate activities at all subsidiary levels. Provide contracting oversight. Responsible for establishing best practices for contract preparation, review and negotiation for corporate operations. Provide strategy, direction and oversight of litigation and claims for optimum results. Investigate claims against the company, working with appropriate internal/external staff/resources for response and resolution. Ensure legal function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Participate as a member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and advisor to corporate services groups and corporate committees. Facilitate global communications networks to maximize information sharing, quality and consistency. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for spending initiatives. Ensure implementation and compliance with company's related operations and policies. Plan, develop, and implement policies, and establish objectives of all the organization's Finance, Legal and Risk functions in accordance with the organization's objectives. Build strategic relationships with external stakeholders and organizations to improve outcomes for the Region and to assist in the robust development and implementation of company's and the Region's strategies and operations.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA and/or J.D. degree preferred. CA or CPA also preferred. Must have 10-15 years of executive management experience in finance/legal/risk or related field and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Should have executive level experience in business processes, leadership, management, client service, budgeting, people management, communications, commercial processes, insurance and consultation. Experience in developing financial knowledge to improve business systems is required. International business experience is required.
Legal 10 - 15 Full-time 2013-02-02

Illinois - Senior Vice President of Finance

Chicago IL Senior Vice President of Finance
The candidate will provide leadership and direction for developing and implementing regional finance, legal, and risk management strategies and initiatives in order to achieve company's corporate objectives and strategic targets. Will partner with the operating business to ensure that financial, legal, and risk capability and service across the Region is continuously aligned and developed and is delivered efficiently and effectively. Direct and coordinate designated Company financial activities according to financial principles and government regulations. Coordinate activities of assigned programs and determines methods and procedures and policies for carrying out programs. Ensure regional finance function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate compliance issues such as government contracting, Internal Revenue Service, financial reporting and banking relationships. Participate in the integration of mergers and acquisitions. Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the organization particularly in the Finance, Legal, and Risk Management areas. Direct all legal functions of the company and assure legal representation for the company's business by overseeing the resources needed to provide legal support, advice and sound recommendations to all levels of the organization. Establish legal services required by the organization and ensure that the organization is protected from any legal action. Oversee maintenance of corporate activities at all subsidiary levels. Provide contracting oversight. Responsible for establishing best practices for contract preparation, review and negotiation for corporate operations. Provide strategy, direction and oversight of litigation and claims for optimum results. Investigate claims against the company, working with appropriate internal/external staff/resources for response and resolution. Ensure legal function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Participate as a member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and advisor to corporate services groups and corporate committees. Facilitate global communications networks to maximize information sharing, quality and consistency. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for spending initiatives. Ensure implementation and compliance with company's related operations and policies. Plan, develop, and implement policies, and establish objectives of all the organization's Finance, Legal and Risk functions in accordance with the organization's objectives. Build strategic relationships with external stakeholders and organizations to improve outcomes for the Region and to assist in the robust development and implementation of company's and the Region's strategies and operations.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA and/or J.D. degree preferred. CA or CPA also preferred. Must have 10-15 years of executive management experience in finance/legal/risk or related field and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Should have executive level experience in business processes, leadership, management, client service, budgeting, people management, communications, commercial processes, insurance and consultation. Experience in developing financial knowledge to improve business systems is required. International business experience is required.
Legal 10 - 15 Full-time 2013-02-01

Illinois - Attorney

Bloomington IL Attorney
The candidate will provide legal advice to appropriate representatives of the company. Will provide legal services on behalf of the company. Analyze legal problems and interpret laws and regulations. Counsel company's investment department on commercial mortgage loan transactions, loan modifications, workouts and remedial actions including foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and receiverships, fixed income and private placement investments, common and preferred stock and the acquisition, development and sale of investment real estate. Anticipate and respond effectively to client's needs and actively assist clients by practicing preventive law.

The candidate should have an active license to practice law in at least one state. Must have experience in: representing financial institutions in complex commercial mortgage loan transactions and construction loans; counseling financial institutions on loan modifications, workouts and remedial actions including foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and receiverships (multi-state experience in remedial actions preferred); counseling financial institutions on purchases and sales of commercial real estate and real estate construction and development issues; and reviewing leases, analyzing title insurance matters, surveys and land use issues. Should have knowledge of company structure, general departments and zone operations. Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices related to the subject matter of the attorney's area of practice and/or leadership management skills required. Advanced document drafting skills associated with commercial mortgage loan and real estate transactions needed. Understanding of real estate joint venture transactions and financial relationships between investors is essential. Understanding of private equity investments desirable. Experience in fixed income and private placement investments preferred. Understanding of limited liability company and partnership organizational structures and governance needed. Awareness of current economic trends and regulatory issues impacting the financial services industry and institutional lenders is required. Familiarity with bank compliance issues applicable to commercial mortgage lending a must. Understanding of bankruptcy issues desirable. Should have ability to manage retained counsel in mortgage loan and real estate transactions. Travel may be required via commercial transportation or driving to job related activities. May work irregular hours due to workload and nature of the work.
Legal 1 - 3 Full-time 2013-01-09
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Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Direct Banking Products
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Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Direct Banking Products The candidate will oversee, manage and develop a team of 15+ attorneys and professionals. Provide strong thought leadership and advice to senior management on the full range of legal and regulatory issues impacting Discovers consumer products and services, including federal and state consumer financial services laws and regulations and supervisory matters. Support achieving business strategies and results through legal advice that reflects an advanced ability to understand and evaluate legal and regulatory matters in the context of business objectives. Support and advise business leaders and other stakeholders on supervisory and examination matters. Assess and communicate changes in laws and regulations and work with colleagues and clients to implement changes. Develop positions and strategies on regulatory policy matters and coordinate with Government Affairs Group on advocacy activities. Work closely with Corporate Risk, Corporate Compliance and Internal Audit on consumer compliance matters.

The candidate must have Juris doctor degree. Should have admission to a state bar. Should have 15+ years of experience in consumer financial services law. Must have experience managing a large team of attorneys. Should have in-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations. Must have ability to set strategic direction and deliver practical business solutions. Should have demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdependent environment in which success depends on sharing opportunities, responsibility and credit. Must have excellent communication skills and executive presence.
 
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Legal - Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Banking Shared Services - Vp
Refer job# PVCE147003
 
Legal - Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Banking Shared Services - VP Responsibilities: Providing immediate day to day legal advice to senior leaders within the Legal department and internal client teams. Counseling loan operations staff at all levels on interpreting loan documentation, booking and servicing of loans, and reviewing related forms, policies, procedures and job aids. Analyzing laws/regulations and developments to evaluate impact on various business units. Collaborating with business, risk, compliance and controls partners to issue spot and identify and escalate risks (legal, reputational or otherwise) and implement policy, process and procedural changes to comply with bank policy and changing laws/regulations. Participating on cross-line of business projects on a variety of subjects. Acting as subject matter expert on certain laws and regulations. Coordinating appropriate legal training for internal client teams. Collaborating and coordinating with the legal contacts for various business units across the firmwide legal team to drive consistency and collaboration.

Qualifications: JD Degree with 5+ years of relevant legal experience in commercial or real estate lending transactions at a law firm and/or in-house legal department at a large bank, regulator or other financial services company is strongly preferred. JD or educational equivalent required. Must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including those of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment. The strategic vision to anticipate legal issues in different businesses. The ability to lead and drive teams to institute change and collaboration across a variety of functional areas. The ability to prioritize work, manage a large number of issues at one time, and interact with senior management. Knowledge of financial services laws and regulations is a plus. Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to listen and drive results in a team setting. Effective and efficient problem solver; strong organizational skills. Self-starter; ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues. Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills. All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.
 
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Illinois - Commercial Banking - Head of Enterprise Financial Crimes (KYC/AML) Compliance
Refer job# IZ4625985
 
Commercial Banking - Head of Enterprise Financial Crimes (KYC/AML) Compliance
The candidate will oversee the CB KYC/AML compliance programs, ensuring that such programs meet and, where appropriate, exceed applicable legal and regulatory requirements to enable the businesses to grow and serve customers in a prudent and responsible manner. Will direct the CB KYC/AML Compliance strategy responsible for the full range of AML and economic sanctions program activities (policy, risk assessment, compliance testing, transaction monitoring, suspect screening operations, OFAC compliance, business process analysis, program execution, and outreach and liaison activities). Coordinate with the operations functions performed by global AML Compliance, including transaction monitoring, investigations, suspicious activity reporting and suspect screening. Provide governance and oversight of the CB KYC/AML programs in multiple sub-LOBs, partnering with the Global AML Compliance teams to develop, implement and administer appropriate AML policies and procedures. Advise business and senior leaders on regulatory and risk management issues related to CB KYC/AML and economic sanctions program. Partner with other control functions, including Audit and Risk Management, to ensure the effective operation of the CB KYC/AML program. Serve as principal liaison with regulatory officials in connection with the review of the CB KYC/AML program. Liaise with regulatory agencies.

The candidate should preferably have a J.D. degree. Must have 12-15 years of relevant compliance, risk or audit experience in the financial services industry. Should have expert knowledge of Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML-related legal and regulatory requirements and US banking regulations. Management or operational experience in both Corporate Center Compliance and Business Line Compliance positions desired. Significant experience in Legal or Compliance department required. Experience with bank regulators preferred.
 
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Illinois - Chief Counsel III
Refer job# IYJR25827
 
Chief Counsel III
The candidate will partner closely with the legal and executive teams as well as the origination and servicing managers. Will interface with risk, compliance, credit, government and regulatory affairs and operational functions, as well as other areas. Work closely with other lines of business that originate and service residential mortgage loans. Serve as primary counsel to multiple senior managers and will provide primary oversight for certain law firm relationships. Manage a group of attorneys, paralegals and support staff and provide leadership to assure the high quality of services provided. Provide legal advice and support to internal clients in the mortgage businesses noted above, including both the origination and servicing units. Work closely with Government and Regulatory Affairs to identify and advance policy initiatives that have effects for company's residential-mortgage-related activities. Interact with supervisory staff of the OCC, Federal Reserve and CFPB concerning examination, supervision and enforcement concerning company's residential-mortgage-related activities. Understand and interpret both new regulations and changes to existing regulations to determine the potential impact on the mortgage business. Provide legal advice and support directly to managers, underwriters, paralegals, documentation specialists, and loan administrators and servicers on mortgage matters of varying complexity. Comprehend and interpret changing regulations with the ability to communicate these changes to the business in a timely manner. Responsible for identifying assessing, managing and mitigating risk.

The candidate should have a J.D. from an accredited law school as well as admission to practice in the courts for a state having passed that state's Bar exam. Must have 15+ years of experience in mortgage lending law. Should have knowledge of relevant regulations and laws affecting both mortgage originations and servicing. Must have strong working knowledge of mortgage repurchase procedures and demands, mortgage insurance claims, and/or title insurance claims. Should preferably have a strong working knowledge of mortgage originations and mortgage servicing, including mortgage lending related regulations and laws, including: federal regulations, laws and programs (TILA, RESPA, HOEPA, HMDA, ECOA, FDCPA, FACTA, the US Treasury/Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae modification and refinance programs, etc.); and various state mortgage lending laws and procedures. High level of legal expertise in the area of mortgage and consumer finance required. Broad breadth of experience in representing banks in the mortgage industry on both the origination and servicing sides needed.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Illinois - Attorney - Corporate Trust and Municipal Finance
Refer job# ZMM025645
 
Attorney - Corporate Trust and Municipal Finance
The candidate will be responsible for legal issues affecting the global corporate trust division of the bank. Will review and negotiate municipal financing transaction documents and other documents related to transactions. Counsel the business line on issues related to the governing documents, administer municipal finance accounts, and write supporting trustee opinions for closing. Will also interpret SEC, OCC, MSRB and other relevant laws and regulations; provide advice on various account level and bondholder issues; and advise management concerning risk and litigation matters.

The candidate must have 7+ years of experience in municipal finance transactions including experience representing corporate trustees. Additional experience in structured finance, corporate finance and related areas of law plus. An understanding of the legal and regulatory issues applicable to fiduciaries and agents in the context of corporate trusteeships is desired. Background in representing corporate fiduciary and/or financial institutions is helpful.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
Illinois - Senior Vice President of Finance
Refer job# 0B1W25477
 
Senior Vice President of Finance
The candidate will provide leadership and direction for developing and implementing regional finance, legal, and risk management strategies and initiatives in order to achieve company's corporate objectives and strategic targets. Will partner with the operating business to ensure that financial, legal, and risk capability and service across the Region is continuously aligned and developed and is delivered efficiently and effectively. Direct and coordinate designated Company financial activities according to financial principles and government regulations. Coordinate activities of assigned programs and determines methods and procedures and policies for carrying out programs. Ensure regional finance function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate compliance issues such as government contracting, Internal Revenue Service, financial reporting and banking relationships. Participate in the integration of mergers and acquisitions. Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the organization particularly in the Finance, Legal, and Risk Management areas. Direct all legal functions of the company and assure legal representation for the company's business by overseeing the resources needed to provide legal support, advice and sound recommendations to all levels of the organization. Establish legal services required by the organization and ensure that the organization is protected from any legal action. Oversee maintenance of corporate activities at all subsidiary levels. Provide contracting oversight. Responsible for establishing best practices for contract preparation, review and negotiation for corporate operations. Provide strategy, direction and oversight of litigation and claims for optimum results. Investigate claims against the company, working with appropriate internal/external staff/resources for response and resolution. Ensure legal function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Participate as a member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and advisor to corporate services groups and corporate committees. Facilitate global communications networks to maximize information sharing, quality and consistency. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for spending initiatives. Ensure implementation and compliance with company's related operations and policies. Plan, develop, and implement policies, and establish objectives of all the organization's Finance, Legal and Risk functions in accordance with the organization's objectives. Build strategic relationships with external stakeholders and organizations to improve outcomes for the Region and to assist in the robust development and implementation of company's and the Region's strategies and operations.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA and/or J.D. degree preferred. CA or CPA also preferred. Must have 10-15 years of executive management experience in finance/legal/risk or related field and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Should have executive level experience in business processes, leadership, management, client service, budgeting, people management, communications, commercial processes, insurance and consultation. Experience in developing financial knowledge to improve business systems is required. International business experience is required.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Illinois - Senior Vice President of Finance
Refer job# QWUB25495
 
Senior Vice President of Finance
The candidate will provide leadership and direction for developing and implementing regional finance, legal, and risk management strategies and initiatives in order to achieve company's corporate objectives and strategic targets. Will partner with the operating business to ensure that financial, legal, and risk capability and service across the Region is continuously aligned and developed and is delivered efficiently and effectively. Direct and coordinate designated Company financial activities according to financial principles and government regulations. Coordinate activities of assigned programs and determines methods and procedures and policies for carrying out programs. Ensure regional finance function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate compliance issues such as government contracting, Internal Revenue Service, financial reporting and banking relationships. Participate in the integration of mergers and acquisitions. Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the organization particularly in the Finance, Legal, and Risk Management areas. Direct all legal functions of the company and assure legal representation for the company's business by overseeing the resources needed to provide legal support, advice and sound recommendations to all levels of the organization. Establish legal services required by the organization and ensure that the organization is protected from any legal action. Oversee maintenance of corporate activities at all subsidiary levels. Provide contracting oversight. Responsible for establishing best practices for contract preparation, review and negotiation for corporate operations. Provide strategy, direction and oversight of litigation and claims for optimum results. Investigate claims against the company, working with appropriate internal/external staff/resources for response and resolution. Ensure legal function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Participate as a member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and advisor to corporate services groups and corporate committees. Facilitate global communications networks to maximize information sharing, quality and consistency. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for spending initiatives. Ensure implementation and compliance with company's related operations and policies. Plan, develop, and implement policies, and establish objectives of all the organization's Finance, Legal and Risk functions in accordance with the organization's objectives. Build strategic relationships with external stakeholders and organizations to improve outcomes for the Region and to assist in the robust development and implementation of company's and the Region's strategies and operations.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA and/or J.D. degree preferred. CA or CPA also preferred. Must have 10-15 years of executive management experience in finance/legal/risk or related field and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Should have executive level experience in business processes, leadership, management, client service, budgeting, people management, communications, commercial processes, insurance and consultation. Experience in developing financial knowledge to improve business systems is required. International business experience is required.
 
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Illinois - Senior Vice President of Finance
Refer job# VFF725470
 
Senior Vice President of Finance
The candidate will provide leadership and direction for developing and implementing regional finance, legal, and risk management strategies and initiatives in order to achieve company's corporate objectives and strategic targets. Will partner with the operating business to ensure that financial, legal, and risk capability and service across the Region is continuously aligned and developed and is delivered efficiently and effectively. Direct and coordinate designated Company financial activities according to financial principles and government regulations. Coordinate activities of assigned programs and determines methods and procedures and policies for carrying out programs. Ensure regional finance function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Manage and coordinate compliance issues such as government contracting, Internal Revenue Service, financial reporting and banking relationships. Participate in the integration of mergers and acquisitions. Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the organization particularly in the Finance, Legal, and Risk Management areas. Direct all legal functions of the company and assure legal representation for the company's business by overseeing the resources needed to provide legal support, advice and sound recommendations to all levels of the organization. Establish legal services required by the organization and ensure that the organization is protected from any legal action. Oversee maintenance of corporate activities at all subsidiary levels. Provide contracting oversight. Responsible for establishing best practices for contract preparation, review and negotiation for corporate operations. Provide strategy, direction and oversight of litigation and claims for optimum results. Investigate claims against the company, working with appropriate internal/external staff/resources for response and resolution. Ensure legal function operates in accordance with Group policies and procedures. Participate as a member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and advisor to corporate services groups and corporate committees. Facilitate global communications networks to maximize information sharing, quality and consistency. Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for spending initiatives. Ensure implementation and compliance with company's related operations and policies. Plan, develop, and implement policies, and establish objectives of all the organization's Finance, Legal and Risk functions in accordance with the organization's objectives. Build strategic relationships with external stakeholders and organizations to improve outcomes for the Region and to assist in the robust development and implementation of company's and the Region's strategies and operations.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA and/or J.D. degree preferred. CA or CPA also preferred. Must have 10-15 years of executive management experience in finance/legal/risk or related field and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Should have executive level experience in business processes, leadership, management, client service, budgeting, people management, communications, commercial processes, insurance and consultation. Experience in developing financial knowledge to improve business systems is required. International business experience is required.
 
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Illinois - Attorney
Refer job# W8SJ25172
 
Attorney
The candidate will provide legal advice to appropriate representatives of the company. Will provide legal services on behalf of the company. Analyze legal problems and interpret laws and regulations. Counsel company's investment department on commercial mortgage loan transactions, loan modifications, workouts and remedial actions including foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and receiverships, fixed income and private placement investments, common and preferred stock and the acquisition, development and sale of investment real estate. Anticipate and respond effectively to client's needs and actively assist clients by practicing preventive law.

The candidate should have an active license to practice law in at least one state. Must have experience in: representing financial institutions in complex commercial mortgage loan transactions and construction loans; counseling financial institutions on loan modifications, workouts and remedial actions including foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and receiverships (multi-state experience in remedial actions preferred); counseling financial institutions on purchases and sales of commercial real estate and real estate construction and development issues; and reviewing leases, analyzing title insurance matters, surveys and land use issues. Should have knowledge of company structure, general departments and zone operations. Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices related to the subject matter of the attorney's area of practice and/or leadership management skills required. Advanced document drafting skills associated with commercial mortgage loan and real estate transactions needed. Understanding of real estate joint venture transactions and financial relationships between investors is essential. Understanding of private equity investments desirable. Experience in fixed income and private placement investments preferred. Understanding of limited liability company and partnership organizational structures and governance needed. Awareness of current economic trends and regulatory issues impacting the financial services industry and institutional lenders is required. Familiarity with bank compliance issues applicable to commercial mortgage lending a must. Understanding of bankruptcy issues desirable. Should have ability to manage retained counsel in mortgage loan and real estate transactions. Travel may be required via commercial transportation or driving to job related activities. May work irregular hours due to workload and nature of the work.
 
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