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Corporate Counsel

Operations | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

ASURITY TECHNOLOGIES

Asurity Technologies, formerly Treliant Solutions, provides software to reinvent compliance as a source of competitive advantage for financial services firms.  By marrying best-in-class technologies with deep subject matter expertise, we empower lenders to manage risk while meeting and exceeding regulatory compliance expectations.  Asurity Technologies offerings include:

  • RiskExec, a leading browser-based suite of tools for achieving excellence in HMDA, CRA and Fair Lending compliance.

  • MRG Document Solutions, a SaaS-based provider of dynamically generated, compliant mortgage document disclosures and closing documents.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Corporate Counsel will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for a wide range of legal matters across the Asurity Technologies enterprise. Asurity is a fast-growing SaaS company and needs an experienced, self-directed lawyer to help with executing and maturing client contracts, supporting corporate governance, modifying or designing and executing corporate agreements related to structure, acquisitions, shareholder plans, provider relationships, and more.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Overall broad legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations

  • Ability to translate complex legal concepts into practical solutions

  • Well-organized, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Responsive, able to serve internal and external clients under pressure

  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills

  • Ability to leave your ego at home and work on a mix of tactical and strategic projects

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and confidentiality

  • Strong oral and written communications and presentation skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively across the Company as member of executive office team

  • Creative, responsive, and collaborative

  • Ability to roll up your sleeves

  • Comfortable with rapid change

  • Ability to actively participate in business management

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working as in-house counsel, preferably within a software company

  • 5-10 years relevant legal experience in multiple legal specialties including general business, contracts, employment law, stock option plans, intellectual property protection, boards and governance, and compliance

  • Education:  J.D. degree

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Legal Strategy and Risk Management (~25%)

  • Advise Company on issues related to legal compliance and risk management, and the evolving legal landscape as it affects Asurity

  • Effectively and proactively communicate on new or evolving legal issues.

  • Develop and update contract templates and policies proactively and identify new tools and company resources that are needed to ensure consistent and robust business processes and practices.

Vendor and Client Contracts (~30%)

  • Review, revise, and negotiate, when necessary, client agreements, confidentiality agreements, vendor contracts, and other company legal agreements.

  • Maintain and keep current secure legal database that houses all agreements, contracts, and legal documents.

  • Manage and advise on provisions and risks related to applicable vendor relationships.

Employee Contracts and Compliance (~5%)

  • Manage, update and keep current company policies related to employees and independent contractors, ensuring related training is provided when necessary.

  • Review and approve offer letters and independent contractor agreements.

  • Draft and negotiate employee termination contracts and clauses, including severance and non-competes.

  • Evaluate and provide counsel regarding employment matters, including employment litigation and investigations into personal matters and concerns.

Loss Prevention and Insurance (~5%)

  • Oversee with CFO the portfolio of insurance policies related to the operation of the business, including but not limited to liability, property and casualty, and employment related polices.

  • Know and comply with professional liability insurance policy obligations and know exact requirements of renewal applications.

  • Provide guidance during requests for proposals processes and contract negotiations to ensure that adequate coverage is provided for all potential risks.

Conflicts and Compliance (5%)

  • Oversee the conflicts check process to ensure that all potential conflicts have been properly vetted and/or resolved.

  • Provide guidance to functional leads regarding compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation and consulting with outside advisors.  

  • Assist with the quick resolution of conflicts and other ethics matters.

Corporate Governance (~30%)

  • Assist in defining and maintaining corporate governance framework (light but effective).

  • Drive the buildout of advisory board process, and assist in the management and documentation of process.

  • Support acquisition and partnership activities, including contracting, legal advice and thoughts

  • Work with outside counsel where required, minimizing investment in external assistance.

  • Work with CFO and HR to manage state, local and federal requirements arising from the management of the business and its subsidiaries.

 

COMPENSATION BENEFITS

In addition to a competitive base salary, candidate will be eligible for incentive pay as well as a full range of health benefits, vacation plan, and 401k plan.