EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search has an exciting new in-house opportunity. Our client, a sophisticated financial institution based in Chicago, is seeking a transactional attorney with operations experience to join its legal group. This attorney will enjoy a significant level of responsibility and have the opportunity to manage the contracts process as well as create and implement legal operations processes and procedures. This is a unique role for an attorney with strong contracts, operations and project management experience.

Counsel, Legal Operations Responsibilities:

  • Managing the contracts process for the bank, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating a broad range of agreements and assigning work to attorneys and paralegals;
  • Building and maintaining bank’s knowledge management program and practices;
  • Preparing and overseeing the legal budget, including outside legal spend;
  • Developing, implementing and presenting best practices policies and procedures for the legal team;
  • Managing strategic operations projects;
  • Working with HR to coordinate and manage performance reviews and employee development of the legal team; and
  • Interacting regularly with members of the legal team as well as internal and external business executives.

Counsel, Legal Operations Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of transactional, operations and management experience;
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and agreements;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with members of senior management;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • An interest in joining a collegial, collaborative and sophisticated legal team; and
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Illinois Bar.


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