This job posting is for multiple openings available in 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, Plano, Texas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida.
Responsible for providing legal advice and counsel within the incumbent's area(s) of legal expertise in support of Company or Staff Agency throughout the enterprise. Ensures the company's activities are conducted in compliance with the applicable legal framework and USAA's Risk Appetite. Responsible for foreseeing, mitigating, and managing legal risks. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May work with outside counsel to complete assignments.
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.
In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly® Employers 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.
ABOUT USAA Chief Legal Office
USAA is a growing financial services company and the legal advice and counsel function at USAA is an important part of this growth. It is an exciting time at USAA and in our Chief Legal organization. We are a diversified team of legal professionals, working across all lines of business across USAA operations (banking, insurance, investments) seeing the incredible growth first-hand. Working at USAA in Legal affords you the ability to be a part of USAA’s noble mission on a daily basis. Providing best-in-class legal, advocacy, and advisory services to the association in support of achieving its mission and goals, consistent with prevailing laws, and regulations. We stand behind our 11 million members who rely on us every day.
See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose:
Applies advanced knowledge to mitigate legal, regulatory, compliance and litigation risk to USAA businesses.
Engages and collaborates with other legal experts within the company and at times outside counsel.
May work with outside counsel or contract professionals to complete assignments.
Provides solution oriented legal advice and counsel to internal clients to support business objectives.
May assist more senior attorneys in providing advice and counsel on highly complex matters.
Responsible for analyzing the application of laws and regulations and preparing recommendations and/or documents to support the organization.
Applies advanced knowledge regarding relevant business, industry, and area of legal specialty.
Handles complex negotiations, drafting and document creation, and matter resolution.
Ensures escalation of matters presenting more significant risk to more senior attorneys.
May assist more senior attorneys with the preparation of defense positions for highly complex litigation.
Participates in and may lead crossfunction initiatives.
Serves as a resource to less experienced team members.
May provide research, factual information, counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues, in support of more senior attorneys.
Performs all other tasks as assigned.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required.
4 or more years legal experience.
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
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools and applicable software.
Current or recent in-house counsel experience working in a financial institution
Prior law firm or in-house counsel experience.
Experience providing legal advice in the following areas: Regulatory, Exams, Board Governance, Operations, Debt Collections, Risk, and/or Consumer Finance products (e.g. Cards, Deposits, Mortgages, Auto Loans, & Consumer Loans).
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 package 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.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.